How Do IT-related Traits Drive the Internet Use of Mature Adults? The Interplay of Curiosity and Control

dc.contributor.author Rockmann, Robert
dc.contributor.author Gewald, Heiko
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-28T01:57:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-28T01:57:26Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-03
dc.description.abstract It can frequently be observed that mature adults use the Internet differently as younger members of society. We propose a model based on IT-related traits to conceptualize the Internet use behavior of mature adults, specifically focusing on curiosity- and control-related traits. We empirically tested our model by investigating the duration and intensity of mature adults’ Internet use. The results reveal that traits reflecting -˜curiosity’ (Personal Innovativeness in IT and Computer Playfulness) explain variations in the duration of Internet use, while traits reflecting -˜control’ (Computer Self-Efficacy and Computer Anxiety) predict the intensity to which mature adults make use of the Internet. Our paper thereby contributes to research on post-acceptance variations and on individual differences in IT use.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2018.488
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-1-9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50376
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject The Diffusions, Impacts, Adoption and Usage of ICTs upon Society
dc.subject Mature Adults, Seniors, Traits, Internet Use
dc.title How Do IT-related Traits Drive the Internet Use of Mature Adults? The Interplay of Curiosity and Control
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
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