Elderly and technology tools : a fuzzyset qualitative comparative analysis

Rana Mostaghel, Pejvak Oghazi*

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Abstract

The number of senior citizens is growing globally and governments are striving to find innovative solutions to deal with complex care demands of this part of the population. Technology has been an answer to this situation; however, it is very important that the elderly accept and actually use the technology. This paper empirically tests the senior technology acceptance model using the fsQCA method to analyse data with a sample of 811 seniors aged 60 and over living in Sweden. The results revealed that the necessary conditions for high “perceived ease of use” and “perceived usefulness” are gerontechnology self-efficacy, gerontechnology anxiety, and cognitive abilities; however, each of these is not sufficient on its own. Self-reported health conditions and physical function also play a peripheral role in achieving the desired outcome. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed at the end of the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalQuality & Quantity
Volume51
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)1969-1982
Number of pages14
ISSN0033-5177
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management
  • senior technology acceptance model
  • gerontechnology
  • health and ability characteristics
  • QCA

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