Understanding technology adoption behavior by older adults

Kenneth Hsiche Wang1, Gong Chen2, Houn-Gee Chen3
1Department of Business Administration, and Institute of Population Research, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology and Peking University, Taiwan
2Institute of Population Research, Peking University, People’s Republic of China
3College of Management, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Cite this article:  Wang, K. H., Chen, G., & Chen, H.-G. (2018). Understanding technology adoption behavior by older adults. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 46(5), 801-814.

Volume 46 Issue 5 | e6483 | Published: May 2018 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.6483

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Our purpose in this study was to build a theoretical foundation for the process of older adults’ technology adoption, based on their perspectives. We used inductive content analysis method and grounded theory to collect and analyze data from 16 older adults in Taiwan. The results indicated that technology adoption behavior could be divided into 3 stages and 8 factors: preadoption (including self-management, self-compensation, self-image, and negative perception of technological products), adoption (including technology adoption barriers and technology adoption and usage), and postadoption (including refusal to change to new technological products and technology value seeking).

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