A Study on Children's Book Selection Behavior

어린이 독자의 도서선택에 관한 연구

  • 정진수 (덕성여자대학교 문헌정보학과)
  • Received : 2011.01.19
  • Accepted : 2011.02.15
  • Published : 2011.02.28


The purpose of the study was to understand how children age 10-13 select books in libraries and to identify their attitudes toward reading itself and library as a space for reading. The study was conducted within the framework of a qualitative study, and the data was collected from 32 children who visited urban public libraries in Seoul during the summer of 2010 through individual interviews. The data collected were analyzed with QSR NVivo9. The results show that (1) children seem to consider libraries as reading places, (2) children seem to understand that reading is an activity conducive to their learning, (3) children themselves selected their books for reading, (4) children used browsing and keyword searching to find the books they like to read, (5) children mentioned the importance of "their interests" and "appropriateness" in selecting books, and (6) there were a variety of factors affecting children's book selection; titles, cover images and illustrations, accessibility of books, genres and subject areas, treatment, favorite authors and books, and publishers.


Children;Book Selection Behavior


Supported by : 덕성여자대학교


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