Effect of Internet Literacy in Understanding Older Adults’ Social Capital and Expected Internet Support

Juan Sebastian Rios, Donghee Yvette Wohn, Yu Hao Lee

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Abstract

This article investigates whether knowledge of Internet usage among older adults is related to social capital as well as their expectations to obtain social support online. A U.S. national survey of adults aged 60 and older (n = 1,101) found that Internet literacy is significantly associated with their expected Internet support and bridging and bonding social capital even after controlling for age, Internet use, and other factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-102
Number of pages10
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication

Keywords

  • Internet
  • Internet Literacy
  • Older Adults
  • Social Capital
  • Social Support

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