Virtuality improves the well being of seniors through increasing social interaction

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Abstract

Virtual social interaction amongst seniors is strengthened through face to face contact. While confirming previous studies that have shown the strengthening of virtual friendships result from physical meetings, this study also showed that virtual face to face meetings have a similar benefit. As more seniors around the world are encouraged to stay at home longer, rather than enter institutional care, virtual sociability is being shown to provide the necessary social inclusion benefits for particularly mental well being, that has been identified in psychological and sociological studies of seniors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCC 2010
Subtitle of host publicationBuild a better world
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherSpringer
Pages131-141
Number of pages11
Volume328
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventWorld Computer Congress - Brisbane, Australia, Australia
Duration: 20 Sep 201023 Sep 2010

Conference

ConferenceWorld Computer Congress
Country/TerritoryAustralia
Period20/09/1023/09/10

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