Van der Goot, M.J. (2016). Older adults’ mediated communication: Current perspectives among communication scholars. In J. F. Nussbaum (Ed.), Communication across the life span (pp.79-89). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Abstract: This chapter summarizes notions about generational and lifespan impact on mediated communication, as well as recent empirical findings on (1) older adults’ media use, and (2) older adults’ responses to content and form features in mediated communication. Three overarching challenges for future collaborative research in this specific field are outlined: (1) heterogeneity, (2) how to capture process and change, (3) cross-cultural comparisons.

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