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Roller, Abigail L., "Students’ Perceptions of Same-Sex Attraction and Sexual Reorientation Therapy" (2011). Senior Honors Theses. Paper 236.
Much current research has focused on Christian individuals’ beliefs regarding the morality of homosexuality, and several studies have examined the efficacy of sexual reorientation therapy. The current study sought to explore the perceptions of students at a private Christian university regarding the morality of same-sex attraction and behavior and the efficacy of sexual reorientation therapy. An original survey was created for the data collection, and data analysis demonstrated a strong positive correlation between students’ beliefs about the morality of same-sex attraction and behavior and their beliefs regarding the efficacy of sexual reorientation therapy. Implications for further research in this area were discussed.