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Music in the Retiring Life: A Review of Evaluation Methods and Potential Factors

  • Mao MaoEmail author
  • Alan F. Blackwell
  • David A. Good
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9193)

Abstract

People retiring now differ greatly in knowledge, motivation, attitudes towards and use of digital music-related technologies to younger generations or their predecessors. This paper reviews the methods that have been used to investigate why people use music-related technologies, how they use them and why. Using a lens provided by social cognitive theory it identifies future themes for research into music and ageing. Hopefully, these analyses will inform the design of future music related technologies for people at the transition to retirement, and the elderly.

Keywords

Retirement Transition Music Social cognitive theory 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Computer LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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