The role of computer tuition in community health: A grounded theory approach

Nycyk, Michael and Redsell, Margaret (2006) The role of computer tuition in community health: A grounded theory approach. Ageing International, 31 4: 296-308. doi:10.1007/BF02915428

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Author Nycyk, Michael
Redsell, Margaret
Title The role of computer tuition in community health: A grounded theory approach
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Journal name Ageing International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0163-5158
Publication date 2006-09-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF02915428
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 31
Issue 4
Start page 296
End page 308
Total pages 13
Place of publication New York, U.S.A.
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1701 Psychology
Abstract This study describes the impact computer training has on the health outcomes of older adults at a community centre and its implications for influencing computer training practices. Our objective is to understand and link this group’s self-reports of their health arising from attending lessons to improve the content and delivery of computer tuition. In this paper we first discuss our research questions and review the literature on the relationship between computer tuition and health. We then discuss our data collection method using ethnographic practices and our use of Grounded Theory to analyse our data. The theory that emerges – that the way computer tuition is practiced does have a role in community health – is evident from the disclosure of self-reports older adults make, as our results suggest. We then discuss our findings emphasising implications for education policies and practices for older adults undertaking computer training.
Keyword Ageing
Computer training
Health - Research
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