The Impact of Ageism on the E-Leisure of Older People in Chile

Javiera Rosell*, Alvaro Vergés

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Abstract

Empirical studies show that leisure activities are relevant to the well-being of the older population. Thus, online leisure, or E-leisure, can be a useful tool for engagement in leisure activities, providing multiple possibilities. In this way, the study of those factors that promote or hinder E-leisure is relevant, since it will allow the generation of adequate interventions to promote online leisure. Additionally, it has been observed that self-efficacy regarding Internet use is an important aspect for its adoption by older people. Therefore, those who have a greater perception of being capable of using the Internet do it more frequently. Also, ageism is one of the factors influencing the well-being of older adults, especially self-efficacy. In this context, the present study explores the relationship between ageism and E-leisure, considering self-efficacy regarding Internet use as a mediator. For this purpose, a mediation model was performed with the data of 677 Chilean Internet users over 60 years old. Results showed that ageism is negatively related to E-leisure, and self-efficacy plays a mediating role in this relationship. Consequently, those with higher ageism levels reported less self-efficacy for technology use and thus had less involvement in E-leisure activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Technology Design and Acceptance - 7th International Conference, ITAP 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Proceedings
EditorsQin Gao, Jia Zhou
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages228-239
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030781071
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2021, held as part of the 23rd International Conference, HCI International 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 24 Jul 202129 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12786 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2021, held as part of the 23rd International Conference, HCI International 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period24/07/2129/07/21

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Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Ageism
  • E-leisure
  • Self-efficacy

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