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The impact of information and communication technologies on psychological well-being among elderly people: A case study of a university of the third age in southern Italy

Yıl 2022, Cilt 8, Sayı 2, 111 - 119, 30.04.2022
https://doi.org/10.24289/ijsser.1039041

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Using data from a sample of 250 people attending a University of the Third Age in a Southern Italian town, this research examines the impact of ICTs on psychological well-being, estimated through the administration of the WHOQOL BREF questionnaire. Discrete choice and multivariate regression models are applied; Psychological and Social dimensions, both components of the WHOQOL BREF questionnaire, have been included among the regressors. Results show that the ability to browse the internet and the frequency in the use of ICTs have a relatively significant effect on wellbeing. These findings pave the way for further analysis and comparisons within other Universities of the Third Age.

Kaynakça

  • Age UK (2010). Technology and Older People: Evidence Review. Age UK, London. Available at: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/documents/en-gb/for-professionals/computers-and technology/evidence_review_technology.pdf?dtrk=true
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  • Brenna, E. (2019). Adult Education, the Use of Information and Communication Technologies and Their Impact on Elderly’s Quality of Life: A Case Study. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 10 (8), doi:10.30845/ijbss.v10n8p11 92
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  • Gitto, L. (2017). Older Adults’ education and Its Relation to Quality of Life: An Italian Example. Journal of Aging and Long Term Care, 1(1), 19-33.
  • Gitto, L. (2021). Ability and frequency of ICTs use in an older adults sample: Implications for developing an active aging educational strategy. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, forthcoming.
  • Gnambs, T. (2021). The development of gender differences in information and communication technology (ICT) literacy in middle adolescence. Computers in Human Behavior, 114, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2020.106533.
  • Heart, T., & Kalderon, E. (2013). Older adults: Are they ready to adopt health-related ICT? International Journal of Medical Informatics, 82 (11), e209–e231
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  • ITU (2021). Digital trends in Europe 2021. ICT trends and developments in Europe, 2017-2020. ITU Publications. Europe Region.
  • Kumar, R.R., Stauvermann, P.J., & Samitas, A. (2016). The effects of ICT⁎ on output per worker: A study of the Chinese economy. Telecommunications Policy, 40 (2-3), 102-115.
  • Likert, R. (1932). A technique for the measurement of attitudes. Archives of Psychology, 22 140, 55.
  • Mason, M., Sinclair D., & Berry C. (2012). Nudge or Compel? Can behavioural Economics Tackle the Digital Exclusion of Older People? International Longevity Centre – UK, London. Available at: www.ilcuk.org.uk/files/Nudge_or_compel.pdf .
  • Morris, A., Goodman, J., & Brading, H. (2007). Internet use and non-use: views of older users. Universal Access in the Information Society, 6, 43–57.
  • Selwyn, N., Gorard, S., Furlong, J., & Madden, L. (2003). Older adults’ use of information and communications technology in everyday life. Ageing & Society, 23, 561-582.
  • Skevington, S.M., Lotfy, M., O’Connell, K.A. & the WHOQOL Group (2004). The World Health Organization’s WHOQOL-BREF quality of life assessment: psychometric properties and results of the international field trial. A report from the WHOQOL Group. Quality of Life Research, Vol. 13, No. 2, p.299-310.
  • StataCorp (2017). Stata Statistical Software: Release 15. College Station, TX: StataCorp LLC.
  • Venturini, F. (2015). The modern drivers of productivity. Research Policy, 44(2), 357-369.
  • Vu, K., Hanafizadeh, P., & Bohlin, E. (2020). ICT as a driver of economic growth: A survey of the literature and directions for future research. Telecommunications Policy, 44(2), 101922.
  • WHOQOL Group (1994). Development of the WHOQOL: Rationale and current status. International Journal of Mental Health.;23:24–56.
  • WHOQOL Group (1996). WHOQOL-BREF: Introduction, administration, scoring and generic version of the assessment: field trial version, December 1996. Geneva: World Health Organization http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/63529.
  • WHOQOL Group (1998a). Development and general psychometric properties. Social Science and Medicine. 46: 1569–1585.
  • WHOQOL Group (1998b). Development of the World Health Organization WHOQOLBREF quality of life assessment. Psychological Medicine, 28, 551-558.

Yıl 2022, Cilt 8, Sayı 2, 111 - 119, 30.04.2022
https://doi.org/10.24289/ijsser.1039041

Öz

Kaynakça

  • Age UK (2010). Technology and Older People: Evidence Review. Age UK, London. Available at: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/documents/en-gb/for-professionals/computers-and technology/evidence_review_technology.pdf?dtrk=true
  • Blaschke, C. M., Freddolino, P. P., & Mullen, E.E. (2009). Ageing and technology: A review of the research literature. British Journal of Social Work, 39, 641–656.
  • Brenna, E. (2019). Adult Education, the Use of Information and Communication Technologies and Their Impact on Elderly’s Quality of Life: A Case Study. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 10 (8), doi:10.30845/ijbss.v10n8p11 92
  • Brenna, E., & Gitto, L. (2018). Adult education, the use of Information and Communication Technologies and the impact on quality of life: A case study. DISCE - Working Papers del Dipartimento di Economia e Finanza def073, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Dipartimenti e Istituti di Scienze Economiche (DISCE).
  • Carpenter, B.D., & Bunday, S. (2007). Computer use among older adults in a naturally occurring retirement community. Computers in Human Behavior, 23, 3012–3024
  • Comber, C., Colley, A., Hargreaves, D.J., & Dorn, L. (1997). The effects of age, gender, and computer experience upon computer attitudes. Educational Research, 39, 123-133.
  • Damant, J., Knapp, M., Freddolino, P., & Lombard, D. (2017). Effects of digital engagement on the quality of life of older people. Health and Social Care in the Community, 25, 1679–1703.
  • European Commission (2010). Overview of the European strategy in ICT for Ageing Well, p. 8. http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/einclusion/docs/ageing/overview.pdf.
  • European Commission (2012). eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 - Innovative Healthcare for the 21st century, COM(2012) 736 final. Brussels, 6.12.2012. doi: SWD(2013) 527.
  • EU (2015). Bridging the digital divide in the EU. December 2015. Briefing. European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS). European Commission (2020). Ageing Europe — looking at the lives of older people in the EU. 2020 Edition. Available at https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-statistical-books/-/ks-02-20-655
  • Giammanco, M.D., Gitto, L. (2021). Government measures and economic activity during the COVID-19 outbreak: some preliminary short-term evidence from Europe. Journal of European Economy, 20 (1), 18-41, http://jeej.wunu.edu.ua/index.php/enjee/article/view/1497.
  • Gitto, L. (2016). Adult education, the use of ICTs and the impact on quality of life: a case study, Open Communication at the 2nd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, Rome, 21-22 April 2016.
  • Gitto, L. (2017). Older Adults’ education and Its Relation to Quality of Life: An Italian Example. Journal of Aging and Long Term Care, 1(1), 19-33.
  • Gitto, L. (2021). Ability and frequency of ICTs use in an older adults sample: Implications for developing an active aging educational strategy. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, forthcoming.
  • Gnambs, T. (2021). The development of gender differences in information and communication technology (ICT) literacy in middle adolescence. Computers in Human Behavior, 114, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2020.106533.
  • Heart, T., & Kalderon, E. (2013). Older adults: Are they ready to adopt health-related ICT? International Journal of Medical Informatics, 82 (11), e209–e231
  • Hernández-Encuentra, E., Pousada, M., & Gómez-Zúñiga, B. (2009). ICT and older people: beyond usability. Educational Gerontology, 35, 226-45.
  • ITU (2021). Digital trends in Europe 2021. ICT trends and developments in Europe, 2017-2020. ITU Publications. Europe Region.
  • Kumar, R.R., Stauvermann, P.J., & Samitas, A. (2016). The effects of ICT⁎ on output per worker: A study of the Chinese economy. Telecommunications Policy, 40 (2-3), 102-115.
  • Likert, R. (1932). A technique for the measurement of attitudes. Archives of Psychology, 22 140, 55.
  • Mason, M., Sinclair D., & Berry C. (2012). Nudge or Compel? Can behavioural Economics Tackle the Digital Exclusion of Older People? International Longevity Centre – UK, London. Available at: www.ilcuk.org.uk/files/Nudge_or_compel.pdf .
  • Morris, A., Goodman, J., & Brading, H. (2007). Internet use and non-use: views of older users. Universal Access in the Information Society, 6, 43–57.
  • Selwyn, N., Gorard, S., Furlong, J., & Madden, L. (2003). Older adults’ use of information and communications technology in everyday life. Ageing & Society, 23, 561-582.
  • Skevington, S.M., Lotfy, M., O’Connell, K.A. & the WHOQOL Group (2004). The World Health Organization’s WHOQOL-BREF quality of life assessment: psychometric properties and results of the international field trial. A report from the WHOQOL Group. Quality of Life Research, Vol. 13, No. 2, p.299-310.
  • StataCorp (2017). Stata Statistical Software: Release 15. College Station, TX: StataCorp LLC.
  • Venturini, F. (2015). The modern drivers of productivity. Research Policy, 44(2), 357-369.
  • Vu, K., Hanafizadeh, P., & Bohlin, E. (2020). ICT as a driver of economic growth: A survey of the literature and directions for future research. Telecommunications Policy, 44(2), 101922.
  • WHOQOL Group (1994). Development of the WHOQOL: Rationale and current status. International Journal of Mental Health.;23:24–56.
  • WHOQOL Group (1996). WHOQOL-BREF: Introduction, administration, scoring and generic version of the assessment: field trial version, December 1996. Geneva: World Health Organization http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/63529.
  • WHOQOL Group (1998a). Development and general psychometric properties. Social Science and Medicine. 46: 1569–1585.
  • WHOQOL Group (1998b). Development of the World Health Organization WHOQOLBREF quality of life assessment. Psychological Medicine, 28, 551-558.

Ayrıntılar

Birincil Dil İngilizce
Konular Sosyal Bilimler, Disiplinler Arası
Bölüm Araştırma Makaleleri
Yazarlar

Lara GİTTO (Sorumlu Yazar)
Università degli Studi di Messina
0000-0002-0510-9238
Italy


Antonio Rodriguez ANDRES Bu kişi benim
German University in Cairo
Egypt

Yayımlanma Tarihi 30 Nisan 2022
Yayınlandığı Sayı Yıl 2022, Cilt 8, Sayı 2

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Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { ijsser1039041, journal = {International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research}, eissn = {2149-5939}, address = {}, publisher = {Mahmut DEMİR}, year = {2022}, volume = {8}, number = {2}, pages = {111 - 119}, doi = {10.24289/ijsser.1039041}, title = {The impact of information and communication technologies on psychological well-being among elderly people: A case study of a university of the third age in southern Italy}, key = {cite}, author = {Gitto, Lara and Andres, Antonio Rodriguez} }
APA Gitto, L. & Andres, A. R. (2022). The impact of information and communication technologies on psychological well-being among elderly people: A case study of a university of the third age in southern Italy . International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research , 8 (2) , 111-119 . DOI: 10.24289/ijsser.1039041
MLA Gitto, L. , Andres, A. R. "The impact of information and communication technologies on psychological well-being among elderly people: A case study of a university of the third age in southern Italy" . International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research 8 (2022 ): 111-119 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/ijsser/issue/68615/1039041>
Chicago Gitto, L. , Andres, A. R. "The impact of information and communication technologies on psychological well-being among elderly people: A case study of a university of the third age in southern Italy". International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research 8 (2022 ): 111-119
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EndNote %0 International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research The impact of information and communication technologies on psychological well-being among elderly people: A case study of a university of the third age in southern Italy %A Lara Gitto , Antonio Rodriguez Andres %T The impact of information and communication technologies on psychological well-being among elderly people: A case study of a university of the third age in southern Italy %D 2022 %J International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research %P -2149-5939 %V 8 %N 2 %R doi: 10.24289/ijsser.1039041 %U 10.24289/ijsser.1039041
ISNAD Gitto, Lara , Andres, Antonio Rodriguez . "The impact of information and communication technologies on psychological well-being among elderly people: A case study of a university of the third age in southern Italy". International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research 8 / 2 (Nisan 2022): 111-119 . https://doi.org/10.24289/ijsser.1039041
AMA Gitto L. , Andres A. R. The impact of information and communication technologies on psychological well-being among elderly people: A case study of a university of the third age in southern Italy. International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research. 2022; 8(2): 111-119.
Vancouver Gitto L. , Andres A. R. The impact of information and communication technologies on psychological well-being among elderly people: A case study of a university of the third age in southern Italy. International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research. 2022; 8(2): 111-119.
IEEE L. Gitto ve A. R. Andres , "The impact of information and communication technologies on psychological well-being among elderly people: A case study of a university of the third age in southern Italy", International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research, c. 8, sayı. 2, ss. 111-119, Nis. 2022, doi:10.24289/ijsser.1039041

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