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ERIC Number: EJ883601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Pro-Nets versus No-Nets: Differences in Urban Older Adults' Predilections for Internet Use
Cresci, M. Kay; Yarandi, Hossein N.; Morrell, Roger W.
Educational Gerontology, v36 n6 p500-520 2010
Enthusiasm for information technology (IT) is growing among older adults. Many older adults enjoy IT and the Internet (Pro-Nets), but others have no desire to use it (No-Nets). This study found that Pro-Nets and No-Nets were different on a number of variables that might predict IT use. No-Nets were older, had less education and income, were retired, in poor health, and less active than Pro-Nets. No-Nets potentially have the most to gain from access to--and training in using--the Internet as a health management tool. Further research with this population could inform the development of health-related web based interventions. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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