The European ageing population poses unprecedented challenges to society as a whole. Social Networking Sites might be important tools to boost older people's well-being, strengthening and creating social connections in old age. Despite of its potentialities, there is relatively little knowledge on the impact of SNS use on older people's well-being, especially in Europe. Our study investigates the relationship between SNS use and life satisfaction (a key measure of well-being) in old age. We use data from the 2017 Standard Eurobarometer 88 survey, performing a set of multilevel regression models. To fully understand the specificity of the relationship between SNS use and life satisfaction in old age population, we perform a multi-cohort analysis. We find a positive association between SNS use and life satisfaction in old age, association that persists after controlling for a number of possible confounding effects.

Gaia, A., Sala, E., Cerati, G. (2021). Social networking sites use and life satisfaction. A quantitative study on older people living in Europe. EUROPEAN SOCIETIES, 23(1), 98-118 [10.1080/14616696.2020.1762910].

Social networking sites use and life satisfaction. A quantitative study on older people living in Europe

Alessandra Gaia
Primo
;
Emanuela Sala
Secondo
;
Gabriele Cerati
Ultimo
2021

Abstract

The European ageing population poses unprecedented challenges to society as a whole. Social Networking Sites might be important tools to boost older people's well-being, strengthening and creating social connections in old age. Despite of its potentialities, there is relatively little knowledge on the impact of SNS use on older people's well-being, especially in Europe. Our study investigates the relationship between SNS use and life satisfaction (a key measure of well-being) in old age. We use data from the 2017 Standard Eurobarometer 88 survey, performing a set of multilevel regression models. To fully understand the specificity of the relationship between SNS use and life satisfaction in old age population, we perform a multi-cohort analysis. We find a positive association between SNS use and life satisfaction in old age, association that persists after controlling for a number of possible confounding effects.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Ageing; life satisfaction; social media; social networking sites; socio-economic inequalities; well-being;
English
19-mag-2020
2021
23
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98
118
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Gaia, A., Sala, E., Cerati, G. (2021). Social networking sites use and life satisfaction. A quantitative study on older people living in Europe. EUROPEAN SOCIETIES, 23(1), 98-118 [10.1080/14616696.2020.1762910].
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