The use and acceptance of new media entertainment technology by elderly users: development of an expanded technology acceptance model

Leyla Dogruel, Sven Joeckel, Nicholas Bowman

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Abstract

Research on elderly people's ICT acceptance and use often relies on the technology acceptance model (TAM) framework, but has been mostly limited to task-oriented uses. This article expands approaches in technology acceptance and use by developing a model to explain entertainment-related uses of new media technology by elderly people. On a theoretical level, we expand the TAM perspective by adding concepts that act as barriers and/or facilitators of technology acceptance, namely technophobia, self-efficacy and previous experience and expertise with technology. We develop an expanded TAM by testing the role of these concepts in two studies on entertainment media technology. In Study 1, we investigate behavioural intention to use 3D cinema among N = 125 German elderly media users (Age 50+). In Study 2, we focus the actual use of a computer game simulation by N = 115 German and US elderly media users (Age 50+). Findings in both studies point towards the central role of perceived usefulnes
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBehaviour & Information Technology
Volume34
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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