Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/1165
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dc.contributor.authorPfeil, Ulrikeen
dc.contributor.authorZaphiris, Panayiotisen
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Stephanieen
dc.contributor.otherΖαφείρης, Παναγιώτηςen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-07T07:38:39Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-16T13:10:59Z-
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-02T09:39:17Z-
dc.date.available2010-01-07T07:38:39Zen
dc.date.available2013-05-16T13:10:59Z-
dc.date.available2015-12-02T09:39:17Z-
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.identifier.citationInteracting with Computers. Volume 21, Issue 3, July 2009, Pages 159-172en
dc.identifier.issn0953-5438en
dc.identifier.urihttp://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/1165en
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports an investigation of older adults’ needs and preferences concerning online social support. We focused our analysis on seven different aspects of online support: Self disclosure, Deep support, Light support, Community building, Information/Facts, Off topic, and Technical issues. For each aspect we were interested in how older adults perceive this aspect of support, what they think are the similarities and differences of this aspect of support in online settings vs offline settings, and what they perceive are the advantages and disadvantages of communicating this aspect of support online. We did this by conducting detailed interviews with three groups of older adults (31 people in total) with different levels of expertise in using the internet and online communication (older adults who do not use the internet, older adults who use only email, and older adults who participate in online support communities). Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed. Our findings describe older adults’ perception of different aspects of support and identify their motivation for turning to online support and the reasons for any reluctance to do so. Thus, our findings give insight into how online support communities could best be utilized to improve older people’s experience with online support.en
dc.formatpdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rights© 2009 Elsevier B.V.en
dc.subjectOlder peopleen
dc.subjectOnline communitiesen
dc.subjectCMCen
dc.titleOlder adults’ perceptions and experiences of online social supporten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.affiliationCyprus University of Technologyen
dc.collaborationCity University London-
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dc.countryCyprus-
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2008.12.001en
dc.dept.handle123456789/54en
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crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Multimedia and Graphic Arts-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Fine and Applied Arts-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0001-8112-5099-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Fine and Applied Arts-
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