Chinese older adults' internet use for health information

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-335
Journal / PublicationJournal of Applied Gerontology
Volume33
Issue number3
Online published30 Oct 2012
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Abstract

Technological advancement benefits Internet users with the convenience of social connection and information search. This study aimed at investigating the predictors of Internet use to search for online health information among Chinese older adults. The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) was applied to examine the predictiveness of perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, and attitudes toward Internet use on behavioral intention to search for health information online. Ninety-eight Chinese older adults were recruited from an academic institute for older people and community centers. Frequency of Internet use and physical and psychological health were also assessed. Results showed that perceived ease of use and attitudes significantly predicted behavioral intention of Internet use. The potential influences of traditional Chinese values and beliefs in health were also discussed. © The Author(s) 2012.

Research Area(s)

  • Chinese older adults, health information, Internet use, technology acceptance model

Citation Format(s)

Chinese older adults' internet use for health information. / Wong, Carmen K. M.; Yeung, Dannii Y.; Ho, Henry C. Y.; Tse, Kin-Po; Lam, Chun-Yiu.

In: Journal of Applied Gerontology, Vol. 33, No. 3, 04.2014, p. 316-335.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal