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Vilken betydelse har bokomslaget när barn väljer böcker?
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
1997 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Of what importance is the cover of the book when children choose their books to read? (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose  of this essay is to see how  important  the cover of the  book  is for the  child, when it makes its choice of which book to read. I will also try to explain the process of seeing and perception, which includes interpretation of what you are seeing and, further on, gestalt psychology.

Through gestalt psychology you can interpret what is showing in a picture, and your way of interpretation depends on earlier experiences in seeing pictures. What is also important in the interpretation is the social role in which every person act, and this role is different for every person. The way you interpret is the same, man as well as woman, but what solution you choose to believe in variates from person to person.

A  questionnaire ,vas given to  I07 children  at the age between  9-12 years. They were asked about their  reading-habits  and  were shown  16 covers from  books for children  at their  age. They were asked  to pick  out the two covers they  liked  best  and  write down why  they  had chosen them. The result shows, that the cover of the book  is not that  important to the child, instead  it is the text of the back of the book that  is the most  important thing when  the child choses its book.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1997. , 66 p.
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Institutionen Bibliotekshögskolan, ISSN 1401-5358 ; 20
Keyword [sv]
bildtolkning, bokomslag, gestaltpsykologi, perception
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-10153OAI: diva2:941466
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-06-23 Created: 2016-06-22 Last updated: 2016-06-23Bibliographically approved

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