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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRadical (Dis)Engagement : State – Society – Religion
EditorsMurray Forman, Erlis Laçej, Frederick Reinprecht, Kim Sawchuk
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationGraz
PublisherUniversity of Graz
Publication dateDec 2020
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

Publication series

NameOff Campus: Seggau School of Thought
PublisherUniversity of Graz

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology
  • 518 Media and communications

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