Generational Perspective of Digital Literacy Among Ghanaians in the 21st Century: Wither Now?


  • Delali Adjoa Dovie University of Ghana, Accra
  • Dan-Bright S. Dzorgbo University of Ghana, Accra
  • Charles C. Mate-Kole University of Ghana, Accra
  • Helen Nana Mensah Dominion University College, Accra
  • Albert Foli Agbe Dominion University College, Accra
  • Alexander Attiogbe University of Ghana
  • Gloria Dzokoto Dominion University College, Accra


Generations, digital skills, social interaction, socialization, health, digital device


This paper investigates the nexus between generations and digital literacy. For the study, simple random sampling was undertaken in selecting 361 respondents, while ten participants were selected through purposive sampling. The authors made use of mixed methods, including the intervju survey method. The data were subjected to bivariate, correlation and thematic analysis. Concerning theresults, younger people turn out to be comparatively more digitally active and more digitally skilled than older people, which is indicative of the fact that there is a generational gap between the two distinct generations in terms of being in a technologically savvy position. This was influenced significantly by the era in which they were born, as each generation comes with its own technological innovations, the phenomena of socialization and social interaction with self-organization as the focus. It is concluded that digital literacy, expositions and exploits are significant in relation to how they shape generational interactions, including the adaptation to digital device utilization in later life.