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

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population: Design for Aging
Subtitle of host publication1st International Conference, ITAP 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings
EditorsGavriel Salvendy, Jia Zhou
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages239-249
Volume9193
ISBN (Print)9783319208916
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9193
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Title1st International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
PlaceUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period2 - 7 August 2015

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.

Research Area(s)

  • Information communication technologies (ICTs), Older adults, Review, Technology acceptance

Citation Format(s)

Acceptance of ICTs by older adults : A review of recent studies. / Ma, Qi; Chen, Ke; Chan, Alan Hoi Shou; Teh, Pei-Lee.

Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population: Design for Aging: 1st International Conference, ITAP 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings. ed. / Gavriel Salvendy; Jia Zhou. Vol. 9193 Springer Verlag, 2015. p. 239-249 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9193).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)