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Differences in the Adoption of Smartphones Between Middle Aged Adults and Older Adults in China
Department of Computer and Information Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3722-6797
Department of Computer and Information Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
School of Business Administration, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China.
2015 (English)In: Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Design for Aging: First International Conference, ITAP 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015. Proceedings, Part I / [ed] Jia Zhou, Gavriel Salvendy, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2015, 451-462 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This research aims to investigate the differences in the adoption of smartphones between middle aged adults and older adults in China. Based on a literature review from previous research, a research model with eight research hypotheses was developed by extending UTAUT with a consideration of observability and compatibility from IDT, and perceived enjoyment and price value. This research model was empirically examined using survey data from 196 middle aged adults and 146 older adults respectively from China. The findings indicated that the effects of perceived enjoyment, compatibility, and observability on users’ intention to use smartphones were significant, but no age differences between middle aged adults and older age adults were found to exist. Furthermore, the findings also identified age-related differences in the use and adoption of smartphones. The effects of performance expectancy and social influence on users’ intention to use smartphones were moderated by age, such that it was significant for older adults but insignificant for middle aged adults.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2015. 451-462 p.
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 9193
Keyword [en]
Adoption of smartphones; UTAUT; Older adults; Middle aged adults
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Computer Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53160DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20892-3_44ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84947244186ISBN: 978-3-319-20892-3ISBN: 978-3-319-20891-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53160DiVA: diva2:1039348
Conference
1st International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, USA, August 2-7, 2015
Available from: 2016-10-24 Created: 2016-10-24 Last updated: 2016-11-01Bibliographically approved

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