Gli anziani e lo scarso utilizzo (e desiderio) di tecnologia digitale

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Claudio Melchior
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/3 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 106-120 File size 420 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2022-003008
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The present pilot study, conducted on 624 respondents aged over 60, analyses the possession, frequency and "comfort" in the use of digital technologies, focusing in particular on the moti-vational and relational variables and the actual skills and "digital literacy" of this group of "el-derly”. The analysis of the data shows a significant correlation (inversely proportional) between the "age" variable and the possession, use and "comfort" in using devices. In addition, it emerges 1) a significantly low level of use of digital technologies; 2) even lower levels of "comfort" in using them, which suggests a low level of digital literacy; 3) a tendency to use the opportuni-ties of the digital world in a passive way, and above all 4) a low level of motivation to change one’s behaviour on these aspects. All these indications contrast with the more immediate pro-spects of implementing the developments of the so-called "Industry 4.0" to the elderly population.

Keywords: elderly; digital technologies; digital literacy; motivation; relationality; industry 4.0.

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Claudio Melchior, Gli anziani e lo scarso utilizzo (e desiderio) di tecnologia digitale in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 3/2022, pp 106-120, DOI: 10.3280/SES2022-003008