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Millennials may prefer reading paper books over e-books

Futurity.org - 5 საათი 28 წთ-ს წინ

Young people may still prefer curling up with an actual paper book instead of an e-book—even more so than their older counterparts, a new study shows.

The study also found that adult consumers across all age groups perceive ownership of e-books very differently from ownership of physical books, and this could have important implications for those in the business of selling digital texts.

“We looked at what’s called psychological ownership, which is not necessarily tied to legal possession or legal rights, but is more tied to perceptions of ‘what is mine,'” says lead study author Sabrina Helm, an associate professor at the University of Arizona who researches consumer perceptions and behaviors.

“…it’s just a file on your computer or device or in the cloud; it’s more of a concept than an actual thing.”

People’s sense of psychological ownership is affected by three primary factors: whether they feel as if they have control over the object they own, whether they use the object to define who they are, and whether the object helps give them a sense of belonging in society, Helm says.

“Psychological ownership is important in people’s perception of how they value certain products or services or objects,” she says. “In the context of digital products, we thought it would be appropriate to look at how people take ownership of something that’s not really there—it’s just a file on your computer or device or in the cloud; it’s more of a concept than an actual thing.”

For the study, which appears in Electronic Markets, Helm and colleagues convened four focus groups in different age ranges: one group of baby boomers, one group of members of Generation X, and two groups of millennials. The millennial groups were split into current college students and older millennials.

The researchers moderated discussions with the groups about their feelings surrounding ownership of physical books versus e-books.

These major themes emerged from the discussions:

  • Participants across all age groups reported feeling a constricted sense of ownership of digital books versus physical books, based on the fact that they don’t have full control over the products. For example, they expressed frustration that they often could not copy a digital file to multiple devices.
  • Along similar lines, many study participants lamented restrictions on sharing e-books with friends, or gifting or selling the books, saying this made e-books feel less valuable as possessions than physical books.
  • Participants described being more emotionally attached to physical books, and said they use physical books to establish a sense of self and belonging. Participants across age groups frequently spoke about their nostalgia for certain childhood books. They also talked about experiencing physical books through multiple senses—describing, for example, the sound, smell, and tactile experience of opening a new book, and the ability to highlight or write notes on paper pages. Participants also said they use their physical book collections to express their identity to others who might be perusing their shelves. E-books did not have these associations.
  • Minimalists expressed a preference for digital books because they take up less physical space.
  • Many participants said the e-book experience feels more like renting than buying.
  • While almost everyone expressed strong attachment to physical books, and no one embraced a fully digital reading experience, older consumers, contrary to what one might expect, saw more advantages than younger consumers to reading with an e-reader. They referenced physical benefits that might not be as relevant to younger consumers, such as the lightweight nature of e-readers and the ability to zoom in on text.

Understanding differences in how people relate to digital versus physical products is important, especially as digital products become more ubiquitous in various domains of life, Helm says.

“One of the conclusions of our research was that digital books and physical books are entirely different products,” she says. “E-books feel like more of a service experience; overall, they seem to offer a more functional or utilitarian experience. You have much more richness if you deal with a physical book, where all your senses are involved.

“Physical books are very special products, and we know that physical books have a lot of meaning for a lot of people,” Helm says, noting that books are one of the earliest objects with which children interact.

“Digital reading is still fairly new, digital books are still a fairly new product category, and thinking about ownership in the context of these kinds of products is new for most people.”

Based on what the study revealed about people’s perceptions of digital ownership, marketers of e-books should consider one of two strategies, Helm says:

  • Focus on making the e-reading experience more closely emulate the experience of reading a physical book, which might require making physical changes to e-readers that make it easier to do things such as scribble notes in the margins.
  • Further distance e-books from physical books and focus on establishing e-books as a unique form of entertainment—more of a service-based experience that includes features you can’t get from a physical book, such as an integrated soundscape.

“A lot of participants pointed out that they see digital books as too expensive for what they deliver, because they don’t offer the same richness as a physical book; you read them and nothing is left,” Helm says.

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“If we position digital reading in a different way—as an independent service experience—consumers might be willing to pay a higher price if there’s an obvious added value. If it’s different from a physical book, they won’t compare it to the physical book anymore, because it’s an entirely different form of entertainment.”

Both physical and digital books have their place, Helm says. “There are just really different values or benefits that we get out of them.”

Source: University of Arizona

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Blockchain : "Une technologie qui amène des changements fondamentaux"

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Bitcoin, blockchain… Pour les non-initiés, ces anglicismes sont souvent associés à un monde opaque aux contours mal définis. Acteurs de l’Economie-La Tribune a proposé mardi 22 mai une conférence dans ...

Communities with these things say they’re healthier and happier

Futurity.org - 5 საათი 38 წთ-ს წინ

Diversity, health centers, and commuter trains are among the community attributes linked to well-being and quality of life, according to new research.

A new nationwide study of more than 300,000 adults shows that people who live in communities that offer racial diversity, access to preventive health care, and public transportation, among other things, are more likely to report high levels of well-being.

“To improve the well-being of a community, you need to work across multiple sectors and fields, to include the economy and health care and urban planning and transportation…”

Well-being—defined as an individual’s assessment of his or her health and quality of life—is associated with longevity and better health outcomes. Research shows that well-being also varies by region.

To investigate correlations between community attributes and well-being, the researchers examined data on 77 characteristics of counties across the United States related to demographics, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment.

They also analyzed findings from the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. The index measures Americans’ perceptions of their daily life experiences, including their sense of purpose, financial security, relationships, and physical health.

Linking the well-being data to specific county characteristics, and using a step-wise process to eliminate redundancy, the researchers identified 12 attributes that were strongly and independently associated with well-being.

“We came up with attributes that explained a large portion of the variation we see in well-being,” says first author Brita Roy, assistant professor of medicine at Yale University. “Several factors were related to income and education, which is expected. But we also found that attributes related to the community environment and the way people commute and variables related to health care were linked to well-being.”

For example, living in a community with a higher percentage of black residents was associated with greater well-being for all. Access to preventive health care, such as mammography, and health centers were linked to well-being. Individuals in communities where they could commute to work by bicycle reported feelings of satisfaction and fulfillment, the researchers note.

While the study did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship between community attributes and well-being, the correlations were significant, the researchers say. The findings suggest strategies for policymakers and public health experts who seek to enhance health and well-being in their communities, they say, noting that promoting diversity and better education, transportation, and primary care may make a difference.

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“The results of this study represent a step forward in our understanding of how we may efficiently and effectively improve well-being through community-based action,” says study coauthor Carley Riley, assistant professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

“To improve the well-being of a community, you need to work across multiple sectors and fields, to include the economy and health care and urban planning and transportation,” says Roy, who points to examples of communities in Richmond, California and Chittenden County, Vermont that have taken this approach to health. “Working across different groups, in coalitions, has the greatest potential to improve health and quality of life.”

A grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (BR) primarily supported the research. A list of authors’ potential competing interests is in the full paper, which appears in PLOS ONE.

Source: Yale University

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IBM et le Crédit Mutuel renforcent leur partenariat stratégique pour construire la banque de demain

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Rassistische Äußerungen: SPD-Stadtrat beleidigt Nationalspieler – und entschuldigt sich

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