Yagil D, Cohen M, Beer JD. Older Adults' Coping With the Stress Involved in the Use of Everyday Technologies. J Appl Gerontol. 2016 Feb;35(2):131-49. PMID: 24652919.

J Appl Gerontol. 2016 Feb;35(2):131-49. doi: 10.1177/0733464813515089. Epub 2013 Dec 30.

Older Adults' Coping With the Stress Involved in the Use of Everyday Technologies.

Yagil D(1), Cohen M(2), Beer JD(1).

Author information:
(1)University of Haifa, Israel. (2)University of Haifa, Israel cohenm@research.haifa.ac.il.

PURPOSE: This study was conducted to examine the frequency of reported use of everyday technologies (EDT) and its associations with self-efficacy, stress appraisal, and coping strategies.

DESIGN AND METHODS: Cross-sectional data were collected from 150 participants (aged ≥ 65 years), measuring use of EDT by means of self-report questionnaires and a computerized simulator of an automatic teller machine (ATM), and EDT-related self-efficacy, stress appraisal, and coping strategies questionnaires.

RESULTS: Structured equation modeling analysis showed that EDT-related self-efficacy was related to higher use of EDT, through the mediation of EDT-related stress and coping strategies. Logistic regression showed that use of ATM simulator was predicted by self-efficacy, younger age, and female gender.

IMPLICATIONS: Enhancing EDT-self efficacy is suggested to increase the use of EDT among elder adults. The use of simulators may be an efficient mean to promote EDT self-efficacy and use.

© The Author(s) 2013.

PMID: 24652919  [PubMed - in process]

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