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    The positive and negative impact of an intergenerational digital technology education programme on younger people’s perceptions of older adults

    Drury, Lisbeth and Cameron, L. and Abrams, D. (2018) The positive and negative impact of an intergenerational digital technology education programme on younger people’s perceptions of older adults. In: Zhou, J. and Salvendy, G. (eds.) Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Aging, Design and User Experience: Third International Conference, ITAP 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10297. Springer International, pp. 419-428. ISBN 9783319585291.

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    Abstract

    In order to meet the technological needs of older adults, and ensure digital inclusion, it is important for digital technology designers to accurately assess and understand older adults’ needs and requirements, free from the influence of societal assumptions of their capabilities. This study evaluated the impact of an intergenerational digital technology education programme on younger adults’ stereotypes of older people. Using an experimental design, results show that compared to a control group, students taking part in the programme subsequently rated older adults as more friendly but less competent. Practical implications for developing intergenerational education programmes are discussed.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Third International Conference, ITAP 2017, Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 9-14, 2017, Proceedings, Part I. The final publication is available at Springer via the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Older adults, Attitudes, Stereotypes, Digital technology, Intergenerational education programmes
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Lisbeth Drury
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2018 10:07
    Last Modified: 08 May 2018 10:07
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/21661

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