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Technologische veranderingen: Ouderen en hun beleving van vervoermiddelen

Raanhuis, Marlot (2011) Technologische veranderingen: Ouderen en hun beleving van vervoermiddelen.

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Abstract:The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify the perceptions and experiences about the development of transport technologies of a variety of elderly from the same age. This qualitative information is displayed in a description and there will be a link between the past, present and future. The data was collected using a semi-structured interview. The elderly had the possibility to tell their life story on transport technologies. The interview was conducted at thirty elderly with an age ranging from 65 to 80 years. The average age of the study group was 72.2 years (standard deviation 7.5 years). Using grounded theory in analyzing and processing the data, it is attempted to give an answer to the research question. This research question involves what the different opinions of the elderly are regarding transportation. A distinction is made between experiences in the past, experiences in the present and the future vision of the respondents. The stories obtained from the respondents are reviewed and a connection has been made between statements and their identity. Certain statements, including more practical or more subjective values are connected with the different identities of the elderly. The attitudes of elderly of transportation in the past, present and the future vision led to valuable insights. The different views of older people between 65 and 80 years on new vehicles are largely positive. The attitudes among people throughout their lives remained positive. The use may be changed, but people remain positive. For many people the car was a new vehicle and this has positively affected their lives.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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