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How are veterans perceived today? (2020)
Book Chapter
PHILLIPS, R. 2020. How are veterans perceived today? In My teeth don't chew on shrapnel: an anthology of poetry by military veterans. Oxford: Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre [online], chapter 4, pages 18-21. Available from: https://doi.org/10.24384/dnqr-wm30

There is always a considerable debate in the UK and the US about the health of military veterans. Data from representative opinion polls and surveys conducted in the last three decades highlight a persistent set of beliefs about military veterans, he... Read More about How are veterans perceived today?.

Exploring the victimization of British veterans: comparing British beliefs about veterans with beliefs about soldiers. (2020)
Journal Article
PHILLIPS, R.H., CONNELLY, V. and BURGESS, M. [2020]. Exploring the victimization of British veterans: comparing British beliefs about veterans with beliefs about soldiers. Armed forces and society [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0095327X20942244

Evidence suggests that most of the UK public appreciate currently serving UK Armed Forces personnel but are less positive in their beliefs about veterans. This research examined civilian participants' social perceptions of UK veterans and serving sol... Read More about Exploring the victimization of British veterans: comparing British beliefs about veterans with beliefs about soldiers..

Interviewing as a commemorative practice. (2020)
Book Chapter
PHILLIPS, R. 2020. Interviewing as a commemorative practice. In Gilbert, C., McLoughlin, K. and Munro, N. (eds.) On commemoration: global reflections upon remembering war. Oxford: Peter Lang [online], part III: aural commemoration, pages 265-269. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3726/b14904

Rita Phillips, an academic psychologist, looks at past and future in the practice of interviewing war survivors, contrasting the traditional interview as a form of data-gathering with the virtual ‘conversations’ aimed at educating those too young to... Read More about Interviewing as a commemorative practice..

Explaining the relationship between religiosity and increased wellbeing avoidance of identity threat as a key factor. (2020)
Journal Article
PHILLIPS, R., CONNELLY, V. and BURGESS, M. [2020]. Explaining the relationship between religiosity and increased wellbeing avoidance of identity threat as a key factor. Journal of beliefs and values [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13617672.2020.1799152

Previous research outlines a relationship between religiosity and increased mental and physical wellbeing. However, to date findings from quantitative and qualitative research do not offer an unambiguous explanation for this relationship. The study a... Read More about Explaining the relationship between religiosity and increased wellbeing avoidance of identity threat as a key factor..

Representations of UK armed forces veterans in the press: a quantitative analysis of newspaper articles. (2020)
Journal Article
PHILLIPS, R., CONNELLY, V. and BURGESS, M. [2020]. Representations of UK armed forces veterans in the press: a quantitative analysis of newspaper articles. Journal of political and military sociology [online], (accepted).

Previous research has shown that British public perception of veterans can be negative and erroneous. Surveys, for example, indicate that veterans are characterized as skilled and valorous individuals but also as suffering from ill-health, unemployme... Read More about Representations of UK armed forces veterans in the press: a quantitative analysis of newspaper articles..

The stigmatized hero? A review of UK opinion polls and surveys on perceptions of British veterans in UK society. (2020)
Journal Article
PHILLIPS, R. 2020. The stigmatized hero? A review of UK opinion polls and surveys on perceptions of British veterans in UK society. Journal of veterans studies [online], 6(1), pages 64-84. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21061/jvs.v6i1.150

Findings from representative opinion polls and surveys provide information on pertinent perceptions of veterans in British society. The present project compares these findings and contrasts them with factually correct information. This allows resear... Read More about The stigmatized hero? A review of UK opinion polls and surveys on perceptions of British veterans in UK society..