FSD3685 Health and Digital Gaming: Expert Interviews 2021

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  • Siutila, Miia (University of Turku)
  • Karhulahti, Veli-Matti (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Päivinen, Antti (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Perttu, Soli (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Laitinen, Tanja (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Korhonen, Venla (University of Jyväskylä)


addiction, compulsive gaming, digital games, electronic sports, internet addiction, interpersonal relationships, leisure time activities, social skills


The dataset consists of interview transcripts with health care professionals who have experience of working with people who sought help for compulsive gaming.

First, the interviewees were asked about their careers and treatment experience related to compulsive gaming. They were then asked to reflect on whether there were any commonalities between the cases they had observed in treatment. The interviewees were also asked to describe one individual case in more detail. Other questions included the diagnosis of compulsive gaming, possible treatments, treatments methods and their effectiveness. Additionally, the interviewees' own experiences with digital gaming were investigated.

Background information included, among others, the interviewee's gender, and the date of the interview. The data were organised into an easy to use HTML version at FSD.

The dataset is available only in Finnish.

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