The Moderating Effect of Different Types of Internet Use on the Relationship between Transitional Aging Changes and Self-Esteem of Older Adults

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 publicationProceedings of the 53rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
EditorsTung X. Bui
PublisherHawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Pages3799-3808
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9981331-3-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

Conference

Title53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PlaceUnited States
CityMaui
Period7 - 10 January 2020

Abstract

This study investigates the moderating effect of different types of Internet use regarding the relationship between three transitional aging changes and self-esteem of older adults. The current paper is still in progress; this is a research-in-progress paper. An aging population increases government expenditures and family responsibilities, thus drawing more attention from the academic community. Recent research posits that self-esteem tends to decline in individuals from the ages around 50-65 due to role loss, social loss, and dissatisfaction resulting from unaccomplished life goals. To address this issue, previous studies considered that the general use of the Internet may help to enhance self-esteem among older adults. To fill this research gap, the present study proposes that the cultural use of the Internet could moderate role loss of older adults, while social use of the Internet could mitigate social loss. Furthermore, economic use could moderate the dissatisfaction of unfulfilled life goals. Regarding various theoretical contributions, this is the first study to apply different types of Internet use, so as to investigate its moderating effect concerning the relationship between transitional aging changes and self-esteem. Findings of the present study can also help shed light on interventions for the caregiver in both community centers and the domestic environment to moderate the decline of self-esteem among older adults. The data will be collected through surveys distributed to District Elderly Community Centers (DECCs) in Hong Kong. Multiple regression analysis will then be utilized to test the moderating effect of each type of Internet use.

Research Area(s)

  • Senior's use of digital resources, Dissatisfaction of life, Internet use, Role loss, Social loss, Self-esteem

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Citation Format(s)

The Moderating Effect of Different Types of Internet Use on the Relationship between Transitional Aging Changes and Self-Esteem of Older Adults. / LAI, Gabriel Chun-Hei ; KWOK, Ron Chi-Wai ; ROCHELLE, Tina; LEUNG, Alvin Chung-Man ; LI, Yanyan; ZHANG, Shanshan; WONG, George Yui-Lam; LU, Angel.

Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. ed. / Tung X. Bui. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2020. p. 3799-3808.

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