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The Influence of the Digital Divide in Elderly’s Traits

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2019, 24(2), pp.209-215
  • DOI : 10.9708/jksci.2019.24.02.209
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science
  • Received : February 8, 2019
  • Accepted : February 19, 2019
  • Published : February 28, 2019

Young-Eun Jang 1

1서원대학교

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ABSTRACT

The objective of this study was to identify the determinants of digital divide according to the characteristics of the elderly. In order to achieve this objective, this study selected elderly people (≥ 65 years old) who used a senior welfare center in Chungcheongbuk-do. The survey was conducted using a self-filling survey method for 12 days. Total 289 copies of questionnaires were used for the analysis. The results of this study are as follows. First, gender and age among the demographic characteristics were the factors causing the digital divide of the elderly. Second, education level, economic level, Secondly, education level, economic level, health level, and occupation were factors creating the digital divide of the elderly. This study suggested practical and policy implications based on these results.

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