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”Ett fantastiskt redskap!” En studie om hur personer i åldern 65: 75 år använder och upplever Internet i sin vardag
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
“A fantastic device!” A study about how elderly individuals, 65-75 years old, use and perceive Internet in their everyday life (English)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this master thesis is to investigate how six elderly individuals, 65-75 years old, use and perceive Internet in their everyday life. The focus in this study is to enlighten elderly people as Internet-users. In 2010 many elderly people are still digital excluded. In Europe and in Sweden efforts are made to educate citizens to use the Internet, and that benefits of the digital society should be available to all. This study is based on the following questions: what made the informants take an interest in the Internet in the first place? How and for what purpose do they use it? And how do the informants regard to their own Internet usage and its importance in society? We interviewed six people aged 65-75 years old, using semi-structured questions. The data was analyzed by using the theory developed by Hektor concerning Internet and information behaviour in everyday life. We relate our analysis to previous research and to Swedish statistics concerning Internet-usage among elderly people. All six informants were motivated to begin to use the Internet in the first place and their background, environment, interests and their particular circumstance of life were substantial. They use the Internet as an integrated part of their everyday life. They have mainly positive perspectives about the Internet, both their own usage and in the society. except for the risk of being cheated, or the lack of speaking to people face to face. Sometimes they find technological problems troublesome and difficult to solve without help.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2011.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2011:27
Keywords [en]
internet, datorer, digital, seniorer, IT
Keywords [sv]
äldre, internetanvändning, internet i vardagslivet, delaktighet
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20515Local ID: 2320/8277OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20515DiVA, id: diva2:1312449
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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