Børnelitteratur om ADHD - Stigmatisering i børnehøjde?

Pernille Nykjær Nielsen, Josefine Falkenberg Sennefelder Jensen & Cecilie Elsfeldt Jensen

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


This study examines how children with ADHD can be influenced by children's fictional literature about ADHD. Children with ADHD is often known as having trouble with making friends, sustain concentration, participate in learning environments, control their temper and reflection upon actions and consequences, which quantitative data also confirm.
This is why they are often perceived as different from other children and hereby stigmatized by their surroundings. Therefore it is relevant to investigate children’s books in order to understand whether or not these books contribute to this perception, as this understanding might lead authors to change how they mediate children’s books about ADHD.
To enlighten this issue we will include five different children’s books about ADHD and use Norman Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis to examine the three dimensions: text, discursive practice and social practice in these five books. In the analysis of the social practice we will involve Erving Goffman’s theory of stigma and Ian Hacking’s theory of looping effect to investigate how these children’s books affect children with ADHD’s stigma and understanding of their own diagnosis.

UddannelserSundhedsfremme og Sundhedsstrategier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2017
VejledereAnne Brus


  • ADHD
  • børnelitteratur
  • stigmatisering
  • looping effekt