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ILQA-19 is a longitudinal qualitative case study. It investigates the social consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on older people’s well-being and everyday life. It is conducted on a purposive sample of 40 older men and women aged between 65 and 80 living in the ten villages (located in the Northern part of Italy) that experienced the first lockdown in Europe. The first wave of the data collection was conducted in spring 2020, during the first lockdown, using semi-structured video-interviews. Wave 1 interview explores changes occurred in older people’s everyday life, the role of social relationships and social media use during the lockdown, and the impact of the lockdown on older people’s well-being. In particular, the research intends:
- analyse the representations of the elderly regarding the redefinition of the “new” everyday life;
- explore how changes in relationship networks (intra/intergenerational links within and outside the family network) and in support and care systems have affected the well-being of the elderly;
- reconstruct the strategies and resources adopted by the elderly to adapt to the new everyday life, also with reference to the role of “social technologies” and the changes in their use;
- collect their views on the measures taken by the institutions, especially on the relationship between health policies and respect for the principles of active ageing.
Keywords: Covid-19, social media, well-being, ILQA-19, elders
Geographical Cover:Municipality of Bertonico Municipality of Casalpusterlengo Municipality of Castelgerundo Municipality of Castiglione D’Adda Municipality of Codogno Municipality of Fombio Municipality of Maleo Municipality of San Fiorano Municipality of Somaglia Municipality of Terranova dei Passerini
Geographical Unit: not applicable
Analysis Unit: individual
Universe: Residents in the municipalities covered by the research aged 65 to 80 years
Sample Procedure: 40 individuals. Snowball sampling
Weight: No weight used
Collection Mode: face to face interview
Collection Size: UniData supplies: 40 interview's transcriptions in MS Word format (ita), 1 interview script in PDF format (ita), 1 methodological notes in PDF format (ita), 1 Data List in PDF format (ita), 1 Archive notes in PDF format (ita) (44 file)
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Melis, G., Sala, E., & Zaccaria, D. (2022). The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Researching Older People During the Covid-19 Pandemic. In Q. Gao & J. Zhou (Eds.), Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Design, Interaction and Technology Acceptance (pp. 53–68). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05581-2_5
Melis, G., Sala, E., & Zaccaria, D. (2021). Remote recruiting and video-interviewing older people: A research note on a qualitative case study carried out in the first Covid-19 Red Zone in Europe. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 25(4), 477–482. https://doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2021.1913921
Melis, G., Sala, E., & Zaccaria, D. (2021). «I turned to Facebook to know when they would open the cemetery»… : Results from a qualitative case study on older people’s social media use during COVID-19 lockdown in Italy. Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, LXII(2), 431–457. https://doi.org/10.1423/101851
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Source Contact: Emanuela Sala
Sala, Emanuela; Melis, Giulia; Zaccaria, Daniele. (2020) ILQA-19. Longitudinal Study on Older People’s Quality of Life during the Covid-19 pandemic. Melis, Giulia [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SN230. Data file version 1.0 doi:10.20366/unimib/unidata/SN230-1.0
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