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Acceptance among American Indian Older Adults : The Role of Perceived Health , Social Engagement , and Social Support

  title={Acceptance among American Indian Older Adults : The Role of Perceived Health , Social Engagement , and Social Support},
  author={Yeon-Shim Lee and Soonhee Roh and Steven R. Donahue and Ba and Kyoung Hag Lee and Suk-hee Kim},
Internet /Technology use has emerged as an effective source of health/mental health information; however, there is a paucity of research on technology acceptance among American Indian (AI) older adults. This study examined the role of perceived health, social engagement, and social support on technology acceptance using a sample of 227 AI older adults (mean age = 60.7) in South Dakota. A hierarchal regression model showed that older AIs with higher education and higher social support were more… 

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