PACIS 2022 Proceedings

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of using Facebook on the well-being of the elderly. Apply qualitative and semi-structured analysis to understand the factors that encourage or prevent older people from using Facebook. An interview study involving 15 older adults aged 50-63 years included six males and nine females. All participants had attained a high level of education. The research results show that the possibility of using Facebook is significantly affected by technological, individual, and social factors that directly affect Facebook's usage. For those users who have experienced Facebook, most people have a positive attitude towards Facebook. System barriers like privacy concerns and security issues are not vital negative factors impeding the older adult from using Facebook but how they use the functions provided by Facebook. Encourage future research to use quantitative analysis to specify and expand the impact of research results.


Paper Number 1732



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