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Third-Age University Students’ Use of Gerontechnological Products and Their Attitudes Towards the Use of Gerontechnological Products: The Example of 60+ Refreshment University

Year 2023, Volume: 6 Issue: 3, 119 - 137, 01.01.2024

Abstract

The research was carried out to determine the rate of use of gerontechnological products, which factors affect their use, and the attitudes towards using gerontechnological products of individuals aged 60 and over who participated in the third-age university. A quantitative research method and survey technique were used in the study. Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U tests were performed. It was found that there was a statistically significant difference between the sub-dimensions of the use of gerontechnological products and age, education, working status, economic status, and health status. In factor analysis findings, four factors were obtained: perceived usefulness of technology, perception of using technology, access to technology and transportation, and anxiety regarding technology use. It was revealed that the participants’ use of gerontechnological products was high and that as product use increased, the anxiety about using technology also increased.

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  • Schepers, J., & Wetzels, M. (2007). A meta-analysis of the technology acceptance model: Investigating subjective norm and moderation effects. Information & Management, 44(1), 90-103. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378720606001170.
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  • Şenel, A., & Gençoğlu, S. (2003). Küreselleşen dünyada teknoloji eğitimi. Gazi Üniversitesi Endüstriyel Sanatlar Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, 11(12), 45-65. https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/esef/issue/30467/308211
  • Kalınkara, V. (2019). Yaşlılık: Yeni Yüzyılın Gerçeği. Kalınkara (Ed.). Nobel Yayınevi
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Year 2023, Volume: 6 Issue: 3, 119 - 137, 01.01.2024

Abstract

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60+Tazelenme Üniversitesi öğrencilerine teşekkür ederiz.

References

  • Tuna, M. & Tenlik, Ö. (2017). Türkiye'de ve dünyada yaşlanma. İ. Tufan, & M. Durak (ed.), Gerontoloji: Kapsam, Disiplinlerarası İş Birliği, Ekonomi ve Politika. (s. 3-26). Ankara, Nobel Akademik Yayınları.
  • Türkiye İstatistik Kurumu (2020, 10.05.2020), İstatistiklerle Yaşlılar. Retrieved from https://data.tuik.gov.tr/Bulten/Index?p=Istatistiklerle-Yaslilar-2020-37227
  • Ekici, S. K., & Gümüş, Ö. (2016). Yaşlılıkta teknolojinin kullanımı. Ege Tıp Dergisi, 55. http://egetipdergisi.com.tr/tr/pub/issue/31452/344199
  • Harrington, T.L. & Harrington, M.K. (2000). Gerontechnology: Why and how. Shaker Maastricht, The Netherlands. http://gerontechnologie.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/WhyandHow.pdf.
  • Kalınkara, V., Başıbüyük, G. Ö., & Faruk, A. Y. (2016). Yaşlıların geronteknolojik ürünleri kabule yönelik tutumları. Yaşlı Sorunları Araştırma Dergisi, 9(2), 1-19. https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/yasad/issue/27306/287438.
  • Chen, K., & Chan, A. H. S. (2014). Gerontechnology acceptance by elderly Hong Kong Chinese: a senior technology acceptance model (STAM). Ergonomics, 57(5), 635-652. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24655221/
  • Davis, F. D. (1989). Perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and user acceptance of information technology. MIS quarterly, 13, 319-340. https://www.academia.edu/2036076/Perceived_usefulness_perceived_ease_of_use_and_user_acceptance_of_information_technology
  • Özsungur, F. (2018). Yaşlıların Teknoloji Kabul ve Kullanım Davranışlarının Başarılı Yaşlanma Üzerindeki Etkilerinin Analizi: Adana İli Örneği. Hacettepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Doktora Tezi, Ankara. http://www.openaccess.hacettepe.edu.tr:8080/xmlui/handle/11655/6072
  • Shore, L., Power, V., De Eyto, A., & O’Sullivan, L. W. (2018). Technology acceptance and user-centred design of assistive exoskeletons for older adults: A commentary. Robotics, 7(1), 3. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322233074_Technology_Acceptance_and_User-Centred_Design_of_Assistive_Exoskeletons_for_Older_Adults_A_Commentary
  • Baltes PB, Baltes MM: Psychological perspectives on successful aging: the model of selective optimization with compensation; Baltes PB, Baltes MM (eds): Succcessful Aging: Perspectives from the Behavioral Sciences. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1990, s 1–34. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1991-97212-001
  • Schulz R, Wahl HW, Matthews JT, De Vito Dabbs A, Beach SR, Czaja SJ. Advancing the Aging and Technology Agenda in Gerontology. Gerontologist. 2015 Oct;55(5):724-34. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25165042/.
  • Riediger, M., Li, S. C., & Lindenberger, U. (2006). Selection, optimization, and compensation as developmental mechanisms of adaptive resource allocation: Review and preview. Handbook of the psychology of aging, 289-313. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780121012649500161.
  • Kolland, F. (2017). Eğitimsel gerontoloji: Yaşlanan toplumlarda yaşam boyu öğrenme. Tufan İ. & Durak M. (Ed.). Gerontoloji. Cilt I, (s.89-106). Ankara: Nobel Yayınevi.
  • Tufan, İ., Akçiçek, F., Şahin, S., Zengin Oktuğ, M., Tuna, M., Dişçigil, G., Delibaş, K., Canatan, A., Ergun, C., Oğlak, S., & Ülgen, M. (2018). 60+Tazelenme Üniversitesi: sorumluluk meşalesi. Gerontoloji, Bakım ve Sağlık. II.Cilt.
  • Söylemez, N. H., & Behçet, O. (2019). Öğretmen Adaylarının Sosyal Ağ Sitelerini Kullanma Durumlarına Göre Sosyal Anlatımcılık Beceri Düzeylerinin İncelenmesi. IBAD Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, (5), 343-358. https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ibad/issue/47758/625167
  • Yıldız, A. (2012). Yabanci Portföy Yatirimlarini Etkileyen Faktörlerin Belirlenmesi. Atatürk Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Dergisi, 26(1), 23-37. https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/atauniiibd/issue/2704/35692
  • Köse, S. K. (2008, 10.05.2020). Korelasyon ve regresyon analizi. Retrieved from http://tr. scribd. com/doc/2066772/korelasyon-analizi, 9.
  • Chen, K., Chan, A. H., & Chan, S. C. (2012). Gerontechnology acceptance by older Hong Kong people. In ISARC. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (Vol. 29, p. 1). https://scholars.cityu.edu.hk/en/publications/gerontechnology-acceptance-by-older-hong-kong-people(245e614f-e2c0-4cc2-aa1b-e2c3b0a71cbe).html.
  • Türkiye İstatistik Kurumu (2019, 15.05.2020). “İstatistiklerle Yaşlılar”. Retrieved from https://data.tuik.gov.tr/Bulten/Index?p=Istatistiklerle-Yaslilar-2019-33712#:~:text=T%C3%9C%C4%B0K%20Kurumsal&text=Ya%C5%9Fl%C4%B1%20n%C3%BCfus%20olarak%20kabul%20edilen,9%2C1'e%20y%C3%BCkseldi.
  • Özkan, Y., & Purutçuoğlu, E. (2010). Yaşlılıkta teknolojik yeniliklerin kabulünü etkileyen sosyalizasyon süreci. Sosyal Politika Çalışmaları Dergisi, 23(23), 37-46. https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/spcd/issue/21111/227378
  • Schepers, J., & Wetzels, M. (2007). A meta-analysis of the technology acceptance model: Investigating subjective norm and moderation effects. Information & Management, 44(1), 90-103. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378720606001170.
  • Tufan, İ., Kılavuz, A., Özgür, Ö., Ayan, F. S., Gürdal, F. Y., & Engin, B. (2019). Türkiye'de Gerontoloji Atlası: Yaşlı yoksulluğu ve yalnızlık üzerine bulgular. Geriatrik Bilimler Dergisi, 2(1), 1-7. https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/geriatrik/issue/44948/487817.
  • Venkatesh, V., Morris, M. G., Davis, G. B., & Davis, F. D. (2003). User acceptance of information technology: Toward a unified view. MIS quarterly, 27(3),s 425-478. https://www.jstor.org/stable/30036540?seq=1.
  • Ryu, M. H., Kim, S., & Lee, E. (2009). Understanding the factors affecting online elderly user’s participation in video UCC services. Computers in Human Behavior, 25(3), 619-632. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563208001696
  • Şenel, A., & Gençoğlu, S. (2003). Küreselleşen dünyada teknoloji eğitimi. Gazi Üniversitesi Endüstriyel Sanatlar Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, 11(12), 45-65. https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/esef/issue/30467/308211
  • Kalınkara, V. (2019). Yaşlılık: Yeni Yüzyılın Gerçeği. Kalınkara (Ed.). Nobel Yayınevi
  • Schulz, R., Wahl, H. W., Matthews, J. T., De Vito Dabbs, A., Beach, S. R., & Czaja, S. J. (2015). Advancing the aging and technology agenda in gerontology. The Gerontologist, 55(5), 724-734. https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article/55/5/724/2605219?login=true

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Primary Language English
Subjects Geriatrics and Gerontology
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Özlem ÖZGÜR 0000-0001-5330-0902

Gülüşan Özgün BAŞIBÜYÜK 0000-0002-2801-6157

Publication Date January 1, 2024
Acceptance Date December 22, 2023
Published in Issue Year 2023 Volume: 6 Issue: 3

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APA ÖZGÜR, Ö., & BAŞIBÜYÜK, G. Ö. (2024). Third-Age University Students’ Use of Gerontechnological Products and Their Attitudes Towards the Use of Gerontechnological Products: The Example of 60+ Refreshment University. Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care, 6(3), 119-137.

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