The Development of Computer Confidence in Seniors

Lori L. Temple, Margaret Gavillet
1989 Activities, Adaptation & Aging  
A computer confidence course designed to teach the fundamentals of computer literacy was offered to 19 members of the Las Vegas (Nevada) Senior Center (mean age = 63.9 years). Computer anxiety and computer literacy measures were taken before and after the 12-hor course. The course curriculum included sections on computer knowledge, computer applications, and computer programming. An expected decrease in anxiety did not occur, although there was a significant increase in literacy. The results
more » ... icate that older computer users have both a willingness to explore the functions of computers and an ability to use the computers to enhance daily functioning. (Author/KC)
doi:10.1300/j016v14n03_06 fatcat:ilsxqwc4djfylnrgmw4k7zzezu