The Mediating Effect of Self-efficacy between the Elderly's Digital Information Literacy and Life Satisfaction

노인의 디지털 정보활용능력과 삶의 만족도의 관계에서 자기효능감의 매개효과 분석

  • Choi, Hyeong-Im (Dept. of Social Welfare, Yeungjin Cyber College) ;
  • Song, Inuk (Dept. of Social Welfare, Daegu Cyber University)
  • 최형임 (영진사이버대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 송인욱 (대구사이버대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2020.03.05
  • Accepted : 2020.06.05
  • Published : 2020.06.30


This study examined the mediating effects of self-efficacy on the relationships between digital information literacy and life satisfaction among the elderly. For this study, data were gathered from 396 adults over the age of 60 years in a welfare center for senior citizens in D Metropolitan City. Hierarchical regression analysis was performed to verify the mediating effects of self-efficacy on the relationship between digital information literacy and life satisfaction of the elderly. The analysis showed that the digital information literacy and self-efficacy were positively correlated. Moreover, higher digital information literacy had a positive effect on self-efficacy. Furthermore, the level of information literacy using digital devices had a positive effect on their life satisfaction. Therefore, the satisfaction of life in old age is increased by the medium of self-efficacy. Based on these findings, several measures for improving digital information literacy were discussed.


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