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Table 1 Frequency of participants who share and access certain resources within their oPLN, by age group. Chi-squared analyses assessing the relationship between resource access/sharing and age. Significant analyses at the level of p < .005 are marked (*)

From: Empowering older adults’ informal, self-directed learning: harnessing the potential of online personal learning networks

Resources Age group, % (n) χ2 (p)
All ages 55–64 65–74 75+
Websites Shared 69 (265) 69 (89) 73 (93) 65 (83) 1.82 (.402)
Accessed 82 (314) 85 (110) 88 (112) 72 (92) 12.17 (.002)*
Text documents Shared 58 (223) 56 (72) 62 (79) 56 (72) 1.14 (.566)
Accessed 66 (253) 65 (84) 67 (86) 65 (83) .187 (.911)
Photos Shared 58 (222) 71 (91) 56 (72) 46 (59) 15.89 (< .001)*
  Accessed 66 (254) 75 (97) 69 (88) 54 (69) 13.63 (.001)*
Videos Shared 27 (105) 30 (39) 27 (35) 24 (31) 1.17 (.557)
  Accessed 48 (183) 59 (76) 50 (64) 34 (43) 16.99 (< .001)*
Contact information Shared 51 (198) 40 (51) 57 (73) 58 (74) 11.00 (.004)*
Accessed 45 (175) 40 (51) 43 (55) 54 (69) 5.83 (.054)