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Human Development and Family Science
To extend the literature on participation in intergenerational technology programs, we conducted a quasi-experimental study consisting of senior center participants, half who took part in the University of Rhode Island Engaging Generations Cyber-Seniors (URI eGen Cyber-Seniors) Program and half who did not. Findings showed that both groups were similar on most variables; however participants did have higher education levels and more positive attitudes toward younger people. We also examined if older adult program participants improved scores on social and technological measures compared to the control group, and we found participants improved on technology use, digital competence, loneliness, and doing unpaid community service measures but not the non-participants.
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Journal of Intergenerational Relationships
Leedahl, S.N., Brasher, M., Capolino, A., & Estus, E. (2023, online). Using a quasi-experimental study to examine program participation and outcomes for older adult intergenerational program participants. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. https://doi.org/10.1080/15350770.2023.2209556
Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/15350770.2023.2209556