Title: The effects of computer training and internet usage on the use of everyday technology by older adults: A randomized controlled study
Authors: Slegers, Karin ×
van Boxtel, Martin P. J
Jolles, Jelle #
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Series Title: Educational Gerontology vol:33 issue:2 pages:91-110
Abstract: According to the skill transfer concept, people may use general technological skills to solve new problems. To test this concept, a technological transfer test was included in a randomized controlled-intervention study aimed at the causal relationship between computer use and autonomy of older adults. Older adults with and without exposure to computer training and Internet use and participants without interest in computers were administered this test. On two occasions, participants performed four daily tasks with everyday technological devices. Exposure to a novel technological challenge did not affect the efficiency of, and involvement in, other technological activities.
ISSN: 0360-1277
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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