Factors Contributing to Korean Older Adults’ Acceptance of Assistive Social Robots

This study investigated the factors contributing to older adults’ acceptance of assistive social robots. A survey was conducted to find factors explaining and predicting older adults’ acceptance behavior of assistive social robots. Three factors of older adults’ needs for assistive social robots wer...

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Main Authors: Lin Wang, Jia Chen, Da-Young Ju
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: MDPI AG 2021-09-01
Series:Electronics
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Online Access:https://www.mdpi.com/2079-9292/10/18/2204
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spelling doaj-44d891d4d1904964a3f34bad6b9b1ef02021-09-26T00:03:04ZengMDPI AGElectronics2079-92922021-09-01102204220410.3390/electronics10182204Factors Contributing to Korean Older Adults’ Acceptance of Assistive Social RobotsLin Wang0Jia Chen1Da-Young Ju2Department of Library and Information Science, Incheon National University, Incheon 22012, KoreaDepartment of Library and Information Science, Incheon National University, Incheon 22012, KoreaDepartment of Design Science, Kookmin University, Seoul 02707, KoreaThis study investigated the factors contributing to older adults’ acceptance of assistive social robots. A survey was conducted to find factors explaining and predicting older adults’ acceptance behavior of assistive social robots. Three factors of older adults’ needs for assistive social robots were found (advanced needs, social needs, and physiological needs) which integrated Maslow’s five levels of basic human needs. According to older adults’ self-reported scores, the most important needs were physiological needs, followed by advanced needs and social needs. A regression analysis showed that the advanced needs and social needs significantly influence older adults’ use intention of assistive social robots. The results can assist in the future design of assistive social robot functions and features targeting the older population.https://www.mdpi.com/2079-9292/10/18/2204older adultsassistive social robotsacceptancefactors
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author Lin Wang
Jia Chen
Da-Young Ju
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Jia Chen
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Factors Contributing to Korean Older Adults’ Acceptance of Assistive Social Robots
Electronics
older adults
assistive social robots
acceptance
factors
author_facet Lin Wang
Jia Chen
Da-Young Ju
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title Factors Contributing to Korean Older Adults’ Acceptance of Assistive Social Robots
title_short Factors Contributing to Korean Older Adults’ Acceptance of Assistive Social Robots
title_full Factors Contributing to Korean Older Adults’ Acceptance of Assistive Social Robots
title_fullStr Factors Contributing to Korean Older Adults’ Acceptance of Assistive Social Robots
title_full_unstemmed Factors Contributing to Korean Older Adults’ Acceptance of Assistive Social Robots
title_sort factors contributing to korean older adults’ acceptance of assistive social robots
publisher MDPI AG
series Electronics
issn 2079-9292
publishDate 2021-09-01
description This study investigated the factors contributing to older adults’ acceptance of assistive social robots. A survey was conducted to find factors explaining and predicting older adults’ acceptance behavior of assistive social robots. Three factors of older adults’ needs for assistive social robots were found (advanced needs, social needs, and physiological needs) which integrated Maslow’s five levels of basic human needs. According to older adults’ self-reported scores, the most important needs were physiological needs, followed by advanced needs and social needs. A regression analysis showed that the advanced needs and social needs significantly influence older adults’ use intention of assistive social robots. The results can assist in the future design of assistive social robot functions and features targeting the older population.
topic older adults
assistive social robots
acceptance
factors
url https://www.mdpi.com/2079-9292/10/18/2204
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