Attitudes and Perceptions of Older Chinese People in Hong Kong Towards Silver Gaming

  • Rita W. L. YuEmail author
  • Lu Peng
  • Alan H. S. Chan
  • P. L. Teh
  • Lydia Y. C. Lam
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10927)


This preliminary study aimed to explore the perceptions and attitudes of older Chinese people (over 60 years of age) in Hong Kong towards gaming by adopting a qualitative research method and to investigate the factors that motivate them to participate in gaming. A face-to-face interview was conducted with 20 older Chinese people in Hong Kong. The qualitative data were classified into six groups of factors, viz., personal factors, interpersonal relationships, product factors, environmental factors, desired outcomes, and economic factors, which are all interdependent. Findings suggest that personal factors are the core factor as they contribute the most to the perceptions and attitudes of the older people towards gaming. Interestingly, most participants were unable to clearly define gaming, and the older generation had no consensus. These findings have important implications in removing the barriers and difficulties that hinder the older Chinese people from gaming.


Attitude Barrier Gaming Older Chinese people Perception Qualitative research 



The work described in this paper was fully supported by a grant from City University of Hong Kong (SRG7004906).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita W. L. Yu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lu Peng
    • 1
  • Alan H. S. Chan
    • 1
  • P. L. Teh
    • 2
  • Lydia Y. C. Lam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering ManagementCity University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong
  2. 2.School of BusinessMonash UniversitySunwayMalaysia

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