This research project examines adoption attitudes of individuals residing in Honduras and the United States. This study compares and analyzes the predominant attitudes surrounding adoption in both countries. Moreover, it explores which factors impact attitudes toward adoption. To do so, previous studies on adoption in the U.S. were used to represent the American population. Data collection in Honduras was executed to gather questionnaire responses from residents. The collected responses were used as instruments to represent the Honduran population. These responses were measured and compared with Americans reported attitudes from previous studies. With the previous literature about adoption in the U.S. and the data collection in Honduras some parallel variables were discovered, measured and interpreted utilizing SPSS. Education level, gender, and age were parallel variables in both data samples. Non-parallel variables discovered in Honduras are also discussed. The theoretical frameworks of Erving Goffman and Pierre Bourdieu are incorporated in this research project to explain why specific factors impact the attitudes toward adoption in both countries. This research is relevant because it focuses on adoption attitudes in Honduras, an area of the world in which literature about adoption is limited. Additionally, this study provides an in-depth analysis and comparison of reported adoption attitudes between Honduras and the U.S.


Navarro-Farr, Olivia


Sociology and Anthropology


Other Sociology


Adoption attitudes, gender, education level.

Publication Date


Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis



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