Learning to Use Tablets After 65: Auto-regulative Effects of a Training Program

  • Eleonora BrivioEmail author
  • Fabiana Gatti
  • Carlo Galimberti
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 253)


Technology can play a part in the healthy aging process, helping people maintain their social life and remaining cognitively active. Individuals over 65 may have little or no knowledge on how to use technology, therefore they need to learn how to use it before being able to benefit from it. The aim of this paper is to test the efficacy of a digital education program in improving digital self-efficacy, self-esteem, and quality of perception of cognitive skills in older adults. Results show that digital self-efficacy significantly improves, while self-esteem and quality of life increase but not significantly after training. Perception of cognitive skills actually decreased or remain the same after the course.


Healthy aging Digital education Self-efficacy Satisfaction with life Self-esteem Cognitive abilities Elderly 



This work is supported by the D3.2 2014 Progetti di Interesse d’Ateneo scheme, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eleonora Brivio
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Fabiana Gatti
    • 1
  • Carlo Galimberti
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Studi e Ricerche di Psicologia della Comunicazione, Department of PsychologyUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanItaly
  2. 2.Clinical and Digital Health Sciences DepartmentAugusta UniversityAugustaUSA

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