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dc.contributor.authorComunello, Francesca-
dc.contributor.authorBelotti, Francesca-
dc.contributor.authorMulargia, Simone-
dc.contributor.authorFernández Ardèvol, Mireia-
dc.identifier.citationComunello, F.; Fernández-Ardèvol, M.; Mulargia, S.;Belotti, F. (2014)."'No country for old men?' Analyzing older people s attitudes toward mobile communication". A: ECREA - 5th European Communication Conference. Lisboa. 12 de novembre.-
dc.description.abstractMobile technology plays an increasing role in interpersonal communication, representing a useful resource for different age cohorts. While the usage of mobile communication by younger people has received a wide attention from communication scholars, its usage by older people is less explored. The goal of our research project is to analyse the usage of mobile phones by the elderly in Italy. We conducted 51 semi-structured interviews in Rome and in a mid-range town located in Umbria, between October 2013 and February 2014. Our study explores older users¿ motivations and usage practices, their perceptions of mobile phones, their adoption and domestication of mobile phones, their usage skills. More specifically, our analysis focuses on: - personal characteristics - personal networks (personal network composition, self-perceived social life, communication channels) - adoption of mobile telephone - consumption patterns of mobile devices - used mobile services - location and mobility of mobile telephone - current mobile characteristics - attitude and opinions towards mobile technology Our preliminary results show major differences in users¿ behaviours and perceptions, that can be related to age cohorts (younger olds vs older olds); socio-cultural levels; vital trajectories (in terms of professional and familiar status); and gender.en
dc.description.abstractEl objetivo de nuestro proyecto de investigación es analizar el uso de teléfonos móviles por los ancianos en Italia. Hemos llevado a cabo 51 entrevistas en Roma y en un pueblo de gama media situada en Umbría, entre octubre de 2013 y febrero de 2014. Nuestro estudio explora las motivaciones de los usuarios de edad avanzada y las prácticas de uso, sus percepciones de los teléfonos móviles, su adopción y domesticación de teléfonos móviles, sus habilidades de
dc.description.abstractL'objectiu del nostre projecte d'investigació és analitzar l'ús de telèfons mòbils per gent gran a Itàlia. Hem dut a terme 51 entrevistes a Roma i en un poble de gamma mitjana situada en Umbría, entre octubre de 2013 i febrer de 2014. El nostre estudi explora les motivacions dels usuaris d'edat avançada i les pràctiques d'ús, les seves percepcions dels telèfons mòbils, la seva adopció i domesticació de telèfons mòbils, les seves habilitats d'ú
dc.subjectolder peopleen
dc.subjectmobile communicationen
dc.subjectcas studyen
dc.subjectgent granca
dc.subjectcomunicació mòbilca
dc.subjectestudi de casca
dc.subjectgente mayores
dc.subjectcomunicación móviles
dc.subjectestudio de casoes
dc.subject.lcshMobile communication systemsen
dc.title'No country for old men?' Analyzing older people s attitudes toward mobile communication-
dc.subject.lemacComunicacions mòbils, Sistemes deca
dc.subject.lcshesSistemas de comunicación móvileses
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