Digital Social Media Development for Learning to Promote the Power of Mental Health of the Elderly

  •  Fisik Sean Buakanok    
  •  Pongwat Fongkanta    
  •  Natthapol Jaengaksorn    


The study aimed to 1) Study the accessibility and use of digital technology in the elderly; 2) Examine the peculiarities of elderly people’s use of social media and the differences between elderly persons who use and do not utilize social media; and 3) Create the social media that affect the elderly in terms of loneliness reduction. The study sample was 50 people aged over 60 years, derived by purposive selection criterion. The experimental plan One-shot case design. Data was analyzed using mean, standard deviation (SD), percentage, correlations, and t-test. Study findings shown that 1) The majority of the elderly had communication devices. Two elderly people do not have a communication device, but forthyeight others have and use it for different reasons. As a result, using a communication device to address the problem of loneliness among the elderly is possible. 2) The findings with Less Lonely application cater to the needs of the elderly. The specialist indicated that the Less Lonely digital application was of Suitability level “the most” (X = 4.62, SD = 0.40) and efficiency trials passed the 80/80 criteria. The percentage result of the One-to-One testing (80.67%), the small group efficacy findings were efficient (E1/E2) 80.18/82.00, the field group efficacy findings were efficient (E1/E2) 80.16/80.90. 3). The correlation between the amount of time spent on social networking apps and feelings of loneliness showed a significant correlation which a negative relationship. The social media affected the elderly in terms of loneliness reduction is Less Lonely application allow elderly people to engage with other friends. The results were found between the time spent on social media devices and their state of loneliness was lower.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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