Use of Technologies and Self-Efficacy in Older Adults

Title:

Use of Technologies and Self-Efficacy in Older Adults [Download]

Título:

Uso de Tecnologías y Autoeficacia en Adultos Mayores [Download]

Authors:

S. V. M. Lozoya, M. A. Z. Guirado, A. Zapata González and A. B. M. López

Index Terms:

Older adults;Statistics;Sociology;Internet;Instruments;Frequency measurement;Information and communication technology;Learning technology;gerontechnology;cellular phones;computers;information technology

Abstract:

The objective of this quantitative research with correlational scope was to determine the relationship between the use of information and communication technologies and self-efficacy in older adults, in order to demonstrate the benefits offered by these technologies in this age group. In this study, 380 retired older adults, most of whom were married and have some technological device in their homes, participated. Two instruments were applied in different social and recreational senior housing facilities: a scale of ICT use and another to measure self-efficacy. The results showed that the most used technological resources are smartphones and the Internet. The use of technologies for communication and learning is associated with self-efficacy, which proves that digital literacy will improve the performance of older adults, in addition to improving their quality of life.

DOI:

http://10.1109/RITA.2022.3166870

How to cite:
S. V. M. Lozoya, M. A. Z. Guirado, A. Zapata González and A. B. M. López, "Use of Technologies and Self-Efficacy in Older Adults," in IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 125-130, May 2022. doi: 10.1109/RITA.2022.3166870