Date of Award
Program or Major
Doctor of Philosophy
Rebecca M Warner
This exploratory study examined relations between frequency of Internet use among adults 65 and older and perceptions of social support and personal control. Additionally, standard multiple regression procedures were employed to assess the usefulness of frequency of Internet use, perceived social support, and perceived control as predictors of mental and physical health. Results were that frequency of Internet use was uncorrelated with perceptions of social support and personal control and was not predictive of mental or physical health. Perceived social support and perceived control emerged as predictors of mental and physical health. Recommendations for future research that refines measurement of Internet use and that examines the relation of Internet use to the mental and physical health of older adults are provided.
Mangan, Michael Anthony, "Internet use and its relation to mental and physical health among older adults" (2000). Doctoral Dissertations. 2123.