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1. Brodsky, Jackie. Information technology learning in sexagenarian +: social supportive interactions.

Degree: 2014, University of Alabama

As e-government resources become more mainstream, older adults will require proficiency with information and communication technologies (ICTs) to access online resources. Natural aging processes, with decreased vision, hearing, and dexterity, will continue to make interactions with ICTs such as computers, cell phones, and e-readers problematic. Physiological decline and social isolation often accompanying aging can pose challenges, causing people to seek social support from ICT instructors while learning. The study explores this phenomenon through Social Support Theory (House, 1981), which states that social support is the availability of assistance or caring from other people and the perception of being part of a supportive network. Support is given by four types of interactions between a support provider and a support seeker - emotional, instrumental, informational, and appraisal. Older adults living in the service area of a local senior center participated in this mixed-methods study. Semi-structured interviews allowed participants to elaborate on ICT instruction experiences and physical disabilities. Participants also sorted index cards containing possible behaviors displayed by ICT instructors into stacks rated by (1) importance and (2) how often sought. Results strongly supported the informational and appraisal support elements of Social Support Theory and showed that older people value and seek such behaviors from ICT instructors. Findings of this study can inform professionals who work with older adults about helpful interactions facilitating the information and communication needs of older adults in their learning to use ICTs. (Published By University of Alabama Libraries) Advisors/Committee Members: Bonnici, Laurie J., Johnston, Melissa P., Julien, Heidi E., Meares, Mary M., Mills, Carol B., Parmelee, Patricia A., University of Alabama. College of Communication and Information Sciences.

Subjects/Keywords: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation;  – thesis; Communication; Information technology; Adult education; adult education; information technology; older adults; physical disability; social support

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APA (6th Edition):

Brodsky, J. (2014). Information technology learning in sexagenarian +: social supportive interactions. (Thesis). University of Alabama. Retrieved from http://purl.lib.ua.edu/116187

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Brodsky, Jackie. “Information technology learning in sexagenarian +: social supportive interactions.” 2014. Thesis, University of Alabama. Accessed January 19, 2020. http://purl.lib.ua.edu/116187.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Brodsky, Jackie. “Information technology learning in sexagenarian +: social supportive interactions.” 2014. Web. 19 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Brodsky J. Information technology learning in sexagenarian +: social supportive interactions. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Alabama; 2014. [cited 2020 Jan 19]. Available from: http://purl.lib.ua.edu/116187.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Brodsky J. Information technology learning in sexagenarian +: social supportive interactions. [Thesis]. University of Alabama; 2014. Available from: http://purl.lib.ua.edu/116187

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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