Current literature highlights the importance of understanding intergenerational tensions that arise in the context of implementation of ICT for independent and healthy ageing. The current study aims to explore tensions between value-based objectives emphasized by seniors and younger adults in the context of ICT for independent and healthy ageing in Poland and Sweden. Value-based objectives were identified by applying the value-focused thinking approach. By comparing the identified objectives between young adults and seniors, we found several significant tensions, both in Poland and Sweden. In particular, we found that young adults might perceive seniors as a fragile and passive group, which clashes with how seniors perceive themselves. The analysis also revealed several areas of agreement, e.g. with Polish young and senior respondents unanimously emphasizing improvement of seniors’ health condition and ICT usefulness for families, and Swedes agreeing upon the importance of seniors’ autonomy, social contact, and equal access to digital solutions.
Kolkowska, Ella; Soja, Ewa; and Soja, Piotr, "INTERGENERATIONAL TENSIONS IN ICT ADOPTION FOR INDEPENDENT AND HEALTHY AGEING: PRELIMINARY INSIGHTS FROM A VALUE-FOCUSED THINKING STUDY IN POLAND AND SWEDEN" (2023). ECIS 2023 Research-in-Progress Papers. 52.