Impact of computer training courses on reduction of loneliness of older people in Finland and SloveniaHelena Blažun
, Kaija Saranto
, Sari Rissanen
, 2012, original scientific article
Abstract: Previous research has shown loneliness as a threat for the quality of life of older peopleč therefore the goal of the intervention in a quasi-experimental study was to evaluate and discuss the self-reported level of loneliness of older people in Finland and Slovenia before and after a computer intervention.Intervention in a quasi-experimental study was conducted among 58older participants at the baseline (M = 72.4 years) and 45 older participants at the follow-up research study (M = 72.9 years). Inferential statistics showed a significant difference in the reduction of loneliness between the countries, and a decreased level of loneliness of older people after completing the computer training course. Although older people experience many age-related problems which may reduce their interest in learning information and communication technology (ICT) skills, it is important that they are computer-proficient, because computer engagement can reduce the level of loneliness of older people and in this way has a positive effect on their quality of life.
Keywords: older people, loneliness, computer training course, socialization, health and well-being
Published: 10.07.2015; Views: 791; Downloads: 54
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The Age as a ResourceKsenja Pušnik
, Monika Šlebinger
, Barbara Bradač Hojnik
, Miroslav Rebernik
, 2007, scientific monograph
Abstract: In the monograph we provide an insight into existing and developing ageing paradigm in Europe, and try to contribute to a better understanding of the role and the perspectives of governments, social partners and the wider public with regard to the improvement of the employment situation of older workers and the extension of working life in Slovenia and selected New Member States. We are informing on the development of measures/policies of social partners and governments in the countries under consideration (e.g. related to the labour market, social protection, taxation, training, work environment) and identify and present some case studies on age management initiatives, applied at individual company or organisation level (e.g. in the field of recruitment, training, health) in the Slovenia and countries subject to investigation. Finally, by synthesising all information we draw some conclusions and provide guidance for future strategies in the field of age management in the countries analysed.
Keywords: Ageing Population, Employability of older People, European Policy, New EU Member States, Case Studies
Published: 18.01.2017; Views: 476; Downloads: 60
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Stereotypes of older employees compared to younger employees in Slovenian companiesMaja Rožman
, Sonja Treven
, Vesna Čančer
, 2016, original scientific article
Abstract: Human resource management has an important impact on age diversity in companies. Age diversity in the workplace is growing and older employees are staying longer in the workforce, therefore it is important that employers can create a positive environment for age diverse employees. This paper introduces the difference in stereotypes in the workplace between older and younger employees in Slovenian companies. The main goal of this paper is to present the importance of age diversity and their age difference in stereotypes in the workplace. The paper is based on a research including a survey between two age groups of employees. We classified younger employees in the group of under 50 years of age and older employees in the group of above 50 years of age. For data analysis we used the non-parametric Mann-Whitney U test to verify the differences in stereotypes in the workplace between two groups. Results show that there are significant differences in all of the variables describing stereotypes in the workplace between younger and older employees in Slovenian companies.
Keywords: employees, company, older employees, young people, stereotypes, Slovenia
Published: 04.07.2017; Views: 384; Downloads: 71
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