Accessibility to digital information of middle-aged and elderly people, and its impact on life satisfaction level: Sequential Mediation Effects on online social engagement and online network activity

중고령자의 디지털 정보화 접근수준과 삶의 만족도 간의 관계에서 온라인 사회참여/네트워크 활동의 매개효과

  • Received : 2019.10.08
  • Accepted : 2019.12.20
  • Published : 2019.12.28


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the access level of digital information service and life satisfaction level of the middle and high-aged people and to analyze the Sequential Mediation Effects on online social engagement and online network activities. To this end, we analyzed the effects of multiple mediations on 1,491 seniors who responded to the 2018 digital information gap survey. The results of the study are as follows: First, this study confirmed that there is a statistically significant relationship between the access levels of digital information service and the life satisfaction. Second, the results showed that impact of digital information access level on life satisfaction among high-aged people was higher when they were engaged in both online social activities and online networking, rather than only involved in online social activities. Overall, this study comprehensively examined the relationship among the level of digital information access, life satisfaction, online social engagement, and online networking, which is meaningful in that it can be used as data for reconsideration of the digital information services and life satisfaction of the high-aged people.


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea


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