Access to new information and communication technologies among homeless people in Madrid (Spain)

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Vázquez Cabrera, José Juan and Panadero Herrero, Sonia and Martín Galván, Rosa and Val Diaz-Pescador, María del (2015) Access to new information and communication technologies among homeless people in Madrid (Spain). Journal of Community Psychology, 43 (3). pp. 338-347. ISSN 1520-6629

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.21682



Abstract

The article analyzes access to various information and communication technologies – ICTs-(mobile phone, computer, Internet, e-mail and social network site) among a representative sample of homeless people in Madrid. The information was collected using a structured interview. The results show that new ICTs are used to some extent among homeless people in Madrid, although at much lower percentages than the general population in Spain. We observed a relatively widespread use of mobile phones, a medium-low level use of the Internet, computer and e-mail, and hardly any use of social networks, with significant differences according to the interviewees' age, level of education and Spanish or foreign nationality. The digital divide has an especially negative effect on elderly homeless people, those with lower levels of education and those of Spanish origin.


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Referencia bibliográfica: Vázquez, J. J., Panadero, S., Martín, R., & del Val Diaz‐Pescador, M. (2015). Access to new information and communication technologies among homeless people in Madrid (Spain). Journal of Community Psychology, 43(3), 338-347. DOI: doi.org/10.1002/jcop.21682

Uncontrolled Keywords:Homeless, mobile phone, Internet, social network site, social inclusion
Subjects:Medical sciences > Psychology > Social psychology
Medical sciences > Psychology > Community psychology
Medical sciences > Psychology > Psychologists
ID Code:69097
Deposited On:13 Dec 2021 08:31
Last Modified:13 Dec 2021 08:31

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