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Connections between Older Greek Adults’ Implicit Attributes and Their Perceptions of Online Technologies

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Department of Informatics, Ionian University, 49100 Corfu, Greece
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Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education, University of Patras, 26504 Patras, Greece
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Technologies 2020, 8(4), 57; https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies8040057
Received: 27 September 2020 / Revised: 16 October 2020 / Accepted: 21 October 2020 / Published: 25 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Collection Selected Papers from the PETRA Conference Series)
Older Greek adults make use of web technologies much less than the majority of their peers in Europe. Based on the fact that psychosocial attributes can also affect technology usage, this exploratory quantitative research is an attempt to focus on the implicit factors related to older Greek adults’ perceived usability, learnability, and ease-of-use of web technologies. For this aim, a web 2.0 storytelling prototype has been demonstrated to 112 participants and an online questionnaire was applied for data collection. According to the results, distinct correlations emerged between older adults’ characteristics (chronological age, loneliness, future time perspective) and the perceived usability, learnability, and ease-of-use of the presented prototype. These outcomes contribute to the limited literature in the field by probing the connections between older people’s implicit attributes and their evaluative perceptions of online technologies. View Full-Text
Keywords: older adults; loneliness; future time perspective; chronological age; usability; learnability; ease-of-use older adults; loneliness; future time perspective; chronological age; usability; learnability; ease-of-use
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Alexandrakis, D.; Chorianopoulos, K.; Tselios, N. Connections between Older Greek Adults’ Implicit Attributes and Their Perceptions of Online Technologies. Technologies 2020, 8, 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies8040057

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Alexandrakis D, Chorianopoulos K, Tselios N. Connections between Older Greek Adults’ Implicit Attributes and Their Perceptions of Online Technologies. Technologies. 2020; 8(4):57. https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies8040057

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Alexandrakis, Diogenis, Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, and Nikolaos Tselios. 2020. "Connections between Older Greek Adults’ Implicit Attributes and Their Perceptions of Online Technologies" Technologies 8, no. 4: 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/technologies8040057

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