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QUISPE HUANCA, Milthon et al. Digital skills and technostress in university professors aged 60 years and over. MEDISAN [online]. 2023, vol.27, n.6  Epub Dec 30, 2023. ISSN 1029-3019.


Limitations in the use of technologies in higher education professors lead to social isolation and exclusion and prevent the demonstration of professional skills.


Describe digital skills in elderly university professors and their relationship with technostress.


A qualitative study was carried out, from May to November, 2022, of 19 professors aged 60 years and over from San Luis Gonzaga National University in Ica, Peru. To this purpose, a training workshop was developed and the understanding of 6 theoretical-practical tools of teaching category in the teaching learning process was evaluated through the implementation of activities (questionnaire, chat and tasks) on the online platform Moodle. Likewise, the aim was to mark the identification criteria of training research and, for grading, 3 scoring intervals were established. A survey was applied based on the demonstration of digital skills and the emotional state concerning technology.


The mean value of score was 14.73±0.42 and the following percentages were obtained for each score interval: I) 57.9; II) 31.6 and III) 10.5. Also, 73.7% required technical assistance to interact with virtual teaching, while 84.2% were overwhelmed with the use of technology. There was a correlation (p=0.0256) between the score assigned in digital skills and technostress.


University professors over 60 years of age showed deficiencies in the digital skills, which led to the appearance of technostress.

Keywords : distance education; faculty; technostress; professional competence; computer literacy; elderly.

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