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Title: A Review of Internet Use Among Older Adults: Barriers or Benefits?
Authors: Dumrongsiri, Nuchada 
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Chulalongkorn University Printing House
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Source: Nuchada Dumrongsiri (2008) A Review of Internet Use Among Older Adults: Barriers or Benefits?. University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce Journal Vol.28 No.2.
Journal: University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce Journal 
Abstract: The purpose of this article was to address a question of whether aging or age bias isan obstacle to adoption of new communication technology among older adults. Basedon previous studies, aging was not a major barrier to learning and using the Internet.Rather, two barriers to a widespread use of the Internet among older adults were agebias and a lack of training programs adapted to older adultsû learning pace. Internetuse yields positive effects on older adultsû mental well-being. It provides an accessto obtaining information, communicating with others, and maintaining healthy socialrelationships. Although, in Thailand, low numbers of older adults use the Internet, moresupport from government and private sectors would benefit older adults mentally and thesociety at large.
ISSN: 0125-2437
Rights: This work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner.
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