Exploring same-sex attraction in Indonesian churches: Teachings, attitudes, and experiences

Mulya, Teguh Wijaya (2011) Exploring same-sex attraction in Indonesian churches: Teachings, attitudes, and experiences. ANIMA Indonesian Psychological Journal, 27 (1). pp. 41-50. ISSN 0215 - 0158

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The aim of this study is to explore the issue of same-sex attraction (SSA) among church members in Indonesia. Using both qualitative and quantitative method, the teaching of the leaders, attitudes of the church members, and the experiences of SSA are described. Six church leaders of six churches in Surabaya, Indonesia were interviewed in semi-structured interviews and 268 church youths filled questionnaires on SSA. The results show that the majority of church leaders and church youths have conservative attitude toward SSA. As many as 5.6% of participants have experienced SSA at a time of his/her life. Similar with Indonesian church youths in general, most of them agree with and do maintain abstinent sexual lifestyle. Implications and suggestions are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Same sex attraction, church youths, Surabaya
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Teguh Wijaya Mulya205905
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 05:09
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 05:09
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/31654

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