Attitudes and Perceptions of Older Chinese People in Hong Kong Towards Silver Gaming

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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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
Subtitle of host publicationApplications in Health, Assistance, and Entertainment - 4th International Conference, ITAP 2018
EditorsJia Zhou, Gavriel Salvendy
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages571-586
ISBN (Electronic)9783319920375
ISBN (Print)9783319920368
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume10927
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Title4th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (ITAP 2018)
PlaceUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period15 - 20 July 2018

Abstract

This preliminary study aimed to explore the perceptions and attitudes of older Chinese people (over 60 years of age) in Hong Kong towards gaming by adopting a qualitative research method and to investigate the factors that motivate them to participate in gaming. A face-to-face interview was conducted with 20 older Chinese people in Hong Kong. The qualitative data were classified into six groups of factors, viz., personal factors, interpersonal relationships, product factors, environmental factors, desired outcomes, and economic factors, which are all interdependent. Findings suggest that personal factors are the core factor as they contribute the most to the perceptions and attitudes of the older people towards gaming. Interestingly, most participants were unable to clearly define gaming, and the older generation had no consensus. These findings have important implications in removing the barriers and difficulties that hinder the older Chinese people from gaming.

Research Area(s)

  • Attitude, Barrier, Gaming, Older chinese people, Perception, Qualitative research

Citation Format(s)

Attitudes and Perceptions of Older Chinese People in Hong Kong Towards Silver Gaming. / Yu, Rita W. L.; Peng, Lu; Chan, Alan H. S.; Teh, P. L.; Lam, Lydia Y. C.

Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population: Applications in Health, Assistance, and Entertainment - 4th International Conference, ITAP 2018. ed. / Jia Zhou; Gavriel Salvendy. Springer Verlag, 2018. p. 571-586 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10927).

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