Journal article

The Role and Impact of Radio Listening Practices in Older Adults' Everyday Lives.

Amanda E Krause

Frontiers in Psychology | Frontiers Media | Published : 2020


Previous research has indicated older adults value listening to music as a leisure activity. Yet, recent research into listening practices broadly has often focused on younger adults and the use of newer, digital listening technologies. Nonetheless, the radio, which is familiar to older people who grew up with it at the forefront of family life, is important to consider with regard to listening practices and the potential associated well-being benefits. This research investigated older adults' everyday radio listening practices, in order to begin to understand how the radio fits into their daily lives and how it might influence their sense of well-being. Twenty-five Australian residents (age..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Community Broadcasting Foundation. The author declares that this study received funding from the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF). The funder was not involved in the study design, collection, analysis, interpretation of data, and writing of this article or the decision to submit it for publication.