Longitudinal Segmented Analysis of Internet Usage and Well-Being Among Older Adults

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The connection between digital literacy and the three core dimensions of psychological well-being is not yet well understood, and the evidence is controversial. We analyzed a sample of 2,314 individuals, aged 50 years and older, that participated in the English Longitudinal Study of Aging. Participants were clustered according to drivers of psychological well-being using Self-Organizing Maps. The resulting groups were subsequently studied separately using generalized estimating equations fitted on 2-year lagged repeated measures using three scales to capture the dimensions of well-being and Markov models. The clustering analysis suggested the existence of four different groups of participants. Statistical models found differences in the connection between internet use and psychological well-being depending on the group. The Markov models showed a clear association between internet use and the potential for transition among groups of the population characterized, among other things, by higher levels of psychological well-being.
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In Press
Journal
International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence
Volume
In Press
Start Page
1
Issue
In Press
Number
In Press
Number of Pages
1-9
Date Published
05/2022
ISSN Number
1989-1660
URL
https://www.ijimai.org/journal/sites/default/files/2022-05/ip2022_05_002.pdf
DOI
10.9781/ijimai.2022.05.002
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