File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: To Help and to Learn: An Exploratory Study of Peer Tutors Teaching Older Adults about Technology

TitleTo Help and to Learn: An Exploratory Study of Peer Tutors Teaching Older Adults about Technology
Authors
KeywordsComputer Training
Information And Communication Technologies (Icts)
Older Adults
Peer Support
Peer Tutor
Tutors
Issue Date2010
PublisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.haworthpress.com/web/JTHS
Citation
Journal Of Technology In Human Services, 2010, v. 28 n. 4, p. 217-239 How to Cite?
AbstractThe cost of caring for an aging population is a growing concern in many societies. Although information and communication technologies (ICTs) like computers and the Internet are seen as new tools which offer some potential to help, unfortunately older adults are generally the age group with the lowest level of skill and utilization of these technologies. Although nongovernmental organizations have attempted to address this digital gap, limited staff resources are a concern. One approach for generating additional staff to provide more technology training to older adults is a "peer-tutor" model. This study examined the perspectives of 101 technology peer tutors for older adults in a nonprofit program in Hong Kong. Topics included preparation and training, perceived benefits and challenges, side effects on their lives, the perceived value of their work as tutors, and suggestions for personal and program improvement. The influence of demographic factors was examined. Results show which tutors felt prepared for their roles, perceived considerably more benefits than challenges, saw value in their tutor work, and overwhelming plan to continue as volunteer tutors in this program. There were few differences linked with demographic variables. Implications for practice and for future research are considered. © 2010 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172291
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.480
References

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorFreddolino, PPen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, VWPen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaw, CKen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, Cen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:21:12Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:21:12Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Technology In Human Services, 2010, v. 28 n. 4, p. 217-239en_US
dc.identifier.issn1522-8835en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172291-
dc.description.abstractThe cost of caring for an aging population is a growing concern in many societies. Although information and communication technologies (ICTs) like computers and the Internet are seen as new tools which offer some potential to help, unfortunately older adults are generally the age group with the lowest level of skill and utilization of these technologies. Although nongovernmental organizations have attempted to address this digital gap, limited staff resources are a concern. One approach for generating additional staff to provide more technology training to older adults is a "peer-tutor" model. This study examined the perspectives of 101 technology peer tutors for older adults in a nonprofit program in Hong Kong. Topics included preparation and training, perceived benefits and challenges, side effects on their lives, the perceived value of their work as tutors, and suggestions for personal and program improvement. The influence of demographic factors was examined. Results show which tutors felt prepared for their roles, perceived considerably more benefits than challenges, saw value in their tutor work, and overwhelming plan to continue as volunteer tutors in this program. There were few differences linked with demographic variables. Implications for practice and for future research are considered. © 2010 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.haworthpress.com/web/JTHSen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Technology in Human Servicesen_US
dc.subjectComputer Trainingen_US
dc.subjectInformation And Communication Technologies (Icts)en_US
dc.subjectOlder Adultsen_US
dc.subjectPeer Supporten_US
dc.subjectPeer Tutoren_US
dc.subjectTutorsen_US
dc.titleTo Help and to Learn: An Exploratory Study of Peer Tutors Teaching Older Adults about Technologyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLaw, CK: hrnwlck@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLaw, CK=rp00624en_US
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltexten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15228835.2011.565458en_US
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84859312753en_US
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-84859312753&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_US
dc.identifier.volume28en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.spage217en_US
dc.identifier.epage239en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridFreddolino, PP=6701351860en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLee, VWP=55174809300en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLaw, CK=26040838000en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridHo, C=55173125400en_US

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats