Digital well-being and health promotion (DigiWellbeing)

Research group is researching how digital media is affecting to people's health and well-being. Main focus areas are digital well-being and health promotion.

Research group information

Contact information

Research group leader

Research group description

The goal of the research group is to assess the impacts of digital media on people's health and well-being​ and health promotion.

Target groups and outcomes​:

  • Main target groups: adolescents, young adults (e.g. students), parents, professionals​

  • Excessive use of digital gaming, Internet and social media​

  • Physical, mental, psychological, social health and well-being​


  • Identify the links between excessive digital media use and well-being at the individual and population level

  • To develop and evaluate the effects of interventions on health among excessive digital media users​

  • Develop and evaluate the effectiveness of guidance and support interventions on health and well-being among excessive digital media users

  • Describe the experiences of excessive digital media users about the use digital media use and importance for well-being 

Our group's activities also aim to:

  • Disseminate evidence based research and information to young people/adults, families, professionals and decision-makers for example through education 

  • Promote people's health and well-being based on research evidence in national and international level

  • Develop preventive and effective services in cooperation with different actors

We use various research methods in our research group (e.g. systematic reviews with meta-analysis/meta-aggregation​, cross-sectional and cohort studies​, register studies​, RCT, quasi-experimental studies​, qualitative studies with content analysis​, instrument development and testing).​

Research group persons

Maria Kääriäinen
Postdoctoral researcher
Niko Männikkö
University Teacher, Doctoral researcher
Krista Hylkilä
Post doc- researcher
Jenni Konttila

Social media

You can also find us from social media:

  • Instagram: digiwellbeing_oy
  • Facebook: Digiwellbeingoy