Cabaran dan pengadaptasian warga emas dalam persekitaran jaringan digital = Challenges and adaptation of older adults in a networked digital environment

Abidin, M.Z.Z. and Firdaus, A.S. (2016) Cabaran dan pengadaptasian warga emas dalam persekitaran jaringan digital = Challenges and adaptation of older adults in a networked digital environment. Jurnal Komunikasi: Malaysian Journal of Communication, 32 (1). pp. 581-606. ISSN 2289-1528

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Official URL: http://ejournal.ukm.my/mjc/article/view/14896

Abstract

[In Malay] Kajian ini ingin memahami cabaran, peluang serta isu yang dihadapi oleh warga emas dalam persekitaran jaringan komunikasi digital masa kini. Melalui kaedah temu bual mendalam dan pemerhatian turut serta bersama warga emas di kawasan Lembah Klang, pengkaji meneroka pandangan dan pengalaman warga emas di kawasan bandar dalam mengharungi persekitaran sosial yang kini sarat dengan teknologi digital. Dapatan kajian merungkai limitasi dan halangan penggunaan teknologi serta ransangan pengadaptasian terhadap teknologi digital bagi tujuan media dan komunikasi. Kurangnya aktiviti pencarian informasi, ketidakperluan fungsi serta ketidakpercayaan dan kekeliruan persepsi merupakan antara isu yang membawa kepada berlakunya penglimitasian dan halangan penggunaan. Manakala, bagi galakan individu dan persekitaran, motivasi dan inisiatif diri serta kekerapan keterdedahan teknologi antara aspek yang memberi ransangan kepada warga emas supaya berusaha menyesuaikan diri dengan persekitaran jaringan komunkasi digital di sekeliling mereka. [In English] This study aims to understand the challenges, opportunities, and issues faced by older adults in our contemporary networked digital communication environment. Through in depth interviews and participant observation with older adults in urban Klang Valley, we explore the insights and lived experiences of older adults in negotiating today highly digitalized social environment. Findings examined the limitations and barriers as well as motivators for adapting to a networked digitalized environment. Lack of information searching, irrelevant technology, as well as distrust and misconceptions of new media, contribute to limitation and barriers to using digital technologies. On the other hand, motivation from others in older adults social circle, and self-initiative and interest, as well as exposure to technology facilitate and motivate older adults efforts to adapt and participate in our contemporary networked communication digital environment surrounding.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adaptation to technology; Communication technology device; Networked digital environment; Older adults
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 03:39
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 07:08
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/18011

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