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dc.contributor.authorVyas, Amit
dc.contributor.authorChoudrie, Jyoti
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-07T12:01:01Z
dc.date.available2013-11-07T12:01:01Z
dc.date.issued2013-06-05
dc.identifier.citationVyas , A & Choudrie , J 2013 , Online Social Networking in Older Individuals : A Study of Hertfordshire . in Procs European Conference on Information Systems . 21st European Conf on Information Systems , Utrecht , Netherlands , 5/06/13 .
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dc.identifier.otherPURE: 2053337
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84905836952
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/12094
dc.description.abstractThe penetration rate of Online Social Networks (OSNs) within older individuals of society is still not as large as within the younger generation. Using this as motivation this research aimed to identify and understand the adoption, use and diffusion of OSNs within UK’s older population. For this purpose, a conceptual framework was formed that was then empirically determined using the older individuals demographic group of society. Findings revealed that of the overall 538 aged over 65 participants 66.3% did not use OSNs. It was also found that older individuals will adopt Internet technologies if technology facilitating conditions such as ‘anytime access’ to Internet capable devices and a fast reliable internet connection had significant positive effects on OSN intentions. In terms of influences of peers, it was revealed that older individuals do consider and act upon the views of members in one’s social circle. Contributions for academia include empirical findings of a model for OSNs specific to a demographic group of society. For industry this study identifies specific factors of consideration for the wider penetration of OSNs in UK’s older population. Policymakers can also identify factors that will influence older people to adopt and use OSNs.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofProcs European Conference on Information Systems
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dc.titleOnline Social Networking in Older Individuals : A Study of Hertfordshireen
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Society
dc.contributor.institutionSystems Management Research Unit
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Management, Leadership and Organisation
dc.contributor.institutionHealthcare Management and Policy Research Unit
dc.relation.schoolHertfordshire Business School
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dcterms.dateAccepted2013-06-05
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