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Risk and benefit perceptions: Resistance, adoption and uses of ICT among the Italian elderly

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posted on 21.06.2016, 00:00 authored by S Carlo, Matteo VerganiMatteo Vergani
This paper presents the main results of a national survey on active aging, with a sample of 900 Italians between 65 and 74 years of age. The research attempted to understand the role of ICT in the daily life of the elderly, in the attempt to answer the following questions: (1) What are the differences between the connected and not connected elderly? (2) What are the perceived risks and opportunities identified by older ICT users? This paper investigates the complex relationship between the elderly and technology, going beyond both deterministic approaches and optimistic analyses of the use (and non-use) of the Internet among elderly Italians.

History

Title of book

Human aspects of IT for the aged population. Design for aging

Volume

9754

Series

Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Pagination

155 - 166

Publisher

Springer

Place of publication

New York, N.Y.

ISSN

0302-9743

eISSN

1611-3349

ISBN-13

9783319399423

Language

eng

Notes

Second International Conference, ITAP 2016, Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 17–22, 2016, Proceedings, Part I

Publication classification

B Book chapter; B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2016, Springer International Publishing Switzerland

Editor/Contributor(s)

J Zhou, G Salvendy