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Hogan, M,Barry, C,Conboy, K,Lang, M,Wojtkowski, G,Wojtkowski, W
Age Differences in Technophobia: An Irish Study
INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES IN PRACTICE, THEORY AND EDUCATION, VOLS 1AND 2
2009
September
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1
WOS: 5 ()
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COMPUTER ANXIETY OLDER-ADULTS SELF-EFFICACY INFORMATION EXPERIENCE GENDER IMPACT PERSONALITY TECHNOLOGY SAMPLE
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This study examined levels of technophobia in a sample of 150 older adults who are members of active retired associations in Ireland and 291 undergraduate students. Technophobia was assessed using Rosen and Weil's Measuring Technophobia Instruments, which determine anxiety, cognitions and attitudes towards computer technology. Technophobia levels were tested for differences between (1) the older adults and students, and (2) the genders. A significant difference in levels of technophobia was found between the two groups, with older adults having higher levels of technophobia than do students. Some gender differences were also evident in the study, with older women showing higher levels of anxiety and technophobia than do the female students.
10.1007/978-0-387-68772-8_10
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