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LOW-INCOME MINORITY SENIORS’ ENROLLMENT IN A CYBERCAFE´ : PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIERS TOCROSSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

20.09.2015


 Investigated were why some low income, predominantly immigrantseniors (n¼91) choose to enroll in free training and start to use computersand the Internet while others choose not to enroll. The study wasconducted in collaboration with a senior center in downtown Los Angelesthat provides free Internet access and training to its seniors. The resultssuggest that psychological variables (e.g., computer anxiety, computerself-efficacy, and aging anxiety) are stronger predictors of older adults’enrollment than their age or actual experience in using computers.Discussed are ways to motivate seniors to participate in computertraining by reducing potential barriers. 


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