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Digital divide: a case of South Korean older adults

Digital divide: a case of South Korean older adults

Yoon, Hyunsun ORCID: 0000-0001-5679-3335, Lee, Guiohk and Lee, Suyun (2019) Digital divide: a case of South Korean older adults. In: United Nations ESCAP Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Steering Committee and WSIS regional Review Third Session, 27 August 2019, Bangkok, Thailand. (Unpublished)

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This study aims to explore digital divide among South Korean older adults aged 60+, with specific reference to smartphone usage, types of functions used, and community-based ICT training courses. It uses face-to-face, researcher-assisted questionnaire survey for 372 people at seven community centres in Seoul Metropolitan area in 2018. Findings show that the number of older male smartphone users is significantly lower than other cohorts among older adults. In addition, only a limited range of functions such as calling and checking the time was used and ICT training courses are critical to gain full access to potential benefits of smartphones.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital divide, older adults, smartphone, South Korea
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Marketing Research Group (MRG)
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2022 10:23

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