Risk and benefit perceptions: Resistance, adoption and uses of ICT among the Italian elderly

Simone Carlo, Matteo Vergani

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Abstract

This paper presents the main results of a national survey on active aging, with a sample of 900 Italians between 65 and 74 years of age. The research attempted to understand the role of ICT in the daily life of the elderly, in the attempt to answer the following questions: (1) What are the differences between the connected and not connected elderly? (2) What are the perceived risks and opportunities identified by older ICT users? This paper investigates the complex relationship between the elderly and technology, going beyond both deterministic approaches and optimistic analyses of the use (and non-use) of the Internet among elderly Italians.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteHuman aspects of IT for the aged population. Design for aging
EditorJ Zhou, G. Salvendy
Pagine155-166
Numero di pagine12
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016

Keywords

  • Active ageing
  • Computer Science (all)
  • Elderly
  • ICT
  • Risks
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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