Digital (Dis)Engagement in Older Age : Determinants and Outcomes

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Safarov , N 2020 , Digital (Dis)Engagement in Older Age : Determinants and Outcomes . in M Forman , E Laçej , F Reinprecht & K Sawchuk (eds) , Radical (Dis)Engagement : State – Society – Religion . Off Campus: Seggau School of Thought , no. 6 , University of Graz , Graz , pp. 21-33 .

Title: Digital (Dis)Engagement in Older Age : Determinants and Outcomes
Author: Safarov, Nuriiar
Editor: Forman, Murray; Laçej, Erlis; Reinprecht, Frederick; Sawchuk, Kim
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care
Publisher: University of Graz
Date: 2020-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 13
Belongs to series: Radical (Dis)Engagement State – Society – Religion
Belongs to series: Off Campus: Seggau School of Thought
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/323983
Abstract: Information and communication technology (ICT) hold the promise of improving the quality of life of older people and of increasing the accessibility of public services for them. The chapter aims at distinguishing the predictors of ICT increased or decreased use specifically for older adults and outlining the potential outcomes that it can bring. To achieve it, the concept of digital (dis)engagement is viewed in relation to the non-digital engagement, the concept of digital divides is defined and the literature on digital divides predictors is reviewed. The discussion section states the gaps in literature and possibilities for future research.
Subject: 5141 Sociology
518 Media and communications
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