How old are you really? Cognitive age in technology acceptance

Hong, Se-Joon, Lui, Carrie Siu Man, Hahn, Jungpil, Moon, Jae Yun, and Kim, Tai Gyu (2013) How old are you really? Cognitive age in technology acceptance. Decision Support Systems, 56. pp. 122-130.

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Abstract

With increasing trends toward global aging and accompanying tendencies of (older) individuals to feel younger than they actually are, an important research question to ask is whether factors influencing IT acceptance are the same across individuals who perceive themselves to be as old as they actually are (i.e., cognitive age = chronological age) and those that perceive themselves to be younger than they actually are (i.e., cognitive age < chronological age). We conduct an empirical analysis comparing these two groups in the context of mobile data services (MDS). Our results show that for the "young at heart," perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and perceived enjoyment play significant roles in their IT acceptance decisions, whereas for those who perceive themselves to be as old as they actually are, perceived ease of use and subjective norms were significant. Practical implications regarding use of cognitive age as a basis for customer segmentation in IT industries as well as theoretical implications about meaningful age in human computer interaction research are offered and discussed.

Item ID: 30554
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: age; chronological age; cognitive age; technology acceptance; mobile data services
ISSN: 1873-5797
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2014 02:41
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890399 Information Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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