Acceptance of ICTs by older adults: A review of recent studies

Qi Ma, Ke Chen, Alan Hoi-Shou Chan, Pei Lee Teh

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    Abstract

    Objectives: Issues surrounding aging and information communication technologies (ICTs) are of critical importance. This study aims to identify the determinants of the acceptance of ICTs innovations by older adults, and discuss the research gap in the gerontechnology literature. Methods: Research articles were selected from four multi-disciplinary databases (SCOPUS, ProQuest, EBSCOHOST, Science Direct) from 2004 to 2015. Articles were filtered by Older than 55 , healthy , acceptance , ICTs , etc. Finally, a total of 29 papers including qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method research are used in this study. Results: The majority of these studies indicated that older adults have a positive attitude towards using ICTs. The findings summarized ICTs-related technologies in five basic domains: Intelligent monitoring, Health care delivery, Online services, Social communication, and Internet Computer. The review gathered and classified important acceptance factors into six themes: Perceived Benefits of Use, Subjective Norm, Perceived Behavior Control, Perceived Usability, Affections, and Socio-demographic Mediators.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population: Design for Aging, ITAP 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015: Part 1
    EditorsJia Zhou, Gavriel Salvendy
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages239 - 249
    Number of pages11
    Volume9193
    ISBN (Print)9783319202938
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventInternational Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population 2015 - Los Angeles, United States of America
    Duration: 2 Aug 20157 Aug 2015
    Conference number: 1st
    https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-20892-3

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    ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population 2015
    Abbreviated titleITAP 2015
    CountryUnited States of America
    CityLos Angeles
    Period2/08/157/08/15
    OtherITAP: International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
    Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Design for Aging
    First International Conference, ITAP 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015. Proceedings, Part I

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