Church youth sexuality in Surabaya: Teachings, attitudes, and behaviors
AbstractThe aim of this study is to describe the teachings regarding sexuality among Christian churches in Surabaya, sexual attitudes, and sexual behaviors of the church youths. Six church leaders from six churches were interviewed and 267 church youths filled anonymous sexual attitude and sexual behavior questionnaire. The result shows that most of the churches adopt conservative teachings. These teachings are consistent with sexual attitudes of the church youths. However, the behaviors are not always consistent with the attitudes, mainly on the autonomous sexual behaviors. In term of sexual abstinence, 85.8% of respondents report never engaged in sexual intercourse in their lifetime. The implications and limitations are discussed.
Mulya, Teguh Wijaya (2010) Church youth sexuality in Surabaya: Teachings, attitudes, and behaviors. ANIMA Indonesian Psychological Journal, 25 (3). pp. 215-224. ISSN 0215 - 0158