Music Co-listening over Video Chat to Support Intergenerational Connectedness: An Exploratory Study
Meaningful intergenerational interaction can help older adults view aging more positively, provide a means to pass on their cultural identity, and support general well-being. However, maintaining intergenerational relationships may be difficult due to geographical separation, lack of common conversation topic, scheduling challenges, and recently, pandemic related restrictions. We explored music co-listening over a typical videoconferencing platform to see how such platforms can support a rich and sustained connectedness between grandparents and teen grandchildren.
Nabila Chowdhury BSc MSc*, Celine Latulipe BA MMath PhD, James E. Young BSc PhD (2022). Music co-listening over video chat to support intergenerational connectedness: An exploratory study. Gerontechnology, 21(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.4017/gt.2023.21.1.778.03