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This paper aimed to assess the association between subjective age and social activity and to ascertain whether this association is mediated by information technology ability. The main problem addressed is the non-availability of empirical evidence on the above mediation role in a healthy ageing context, which we deem a major shortcoming in geron- tology since technologies have become a normal part of life for older adults, and it is high time gerontologists incorporated information technology use and its ability into key healthy ageing theories. We, therefore, tested the above mediation to proffer implications for ageing in the context of the activity theory of ageing (ATA) and continuity theory of ageing (CTA).

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Older subjective age was associated with higher social activity through information technology ability. Social activity and information technology ability levels among older adults depend on subjective age, which has implications for ageing and gerontology

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This paper aimed to assess the association between subjective age and social activity and to ascertain whether this association is mediated by information technology ability. Older subjective age was associated with higher social activity through information technology ability. Social activity and information technology ability levels among older adults depend on subjective age, which has implications for ageing and gerontology A key implication is that higher levels of abilities and behaviours (i.e., social activity) that may benefit health can be associated with older subjective age. Another interesting perspective is that , feeling older than one’s actual age could encourage the acquisition of abilities and participation in social activities

Mr Frank Frimpong Opuni
Accra Technical University

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This page is a summary of: Information technology ability mediates the association between older adults’ subjective age and social activity: A STROBE-compliant cross-sectional analysis, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, November 2022, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2022.104790.
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