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Many factors influence marital satisfaction (Ayub, 2010). Some couples prepare themselves with premarital counseling and try to help increase the likelihood of marital satisfaction. When looking at African-American couples, should researchers assume that some African-American couples take premarital education to increase their marital satisfaction? Prior literature has stated that premarital counseling has decreased marital discord and increased marital satisfaction (Parker, 2007). This study will be a qualitative study using a phenomenological design. The researcher collected data from seven participants. Once the interviews were completed, the researcher was able to analyze the data by identifying common themes as well as capturing the essence of the participants’ narratives. Using this design helped the researcher to understand how premarital counseling creates the meaning of marital satisfaction for African-American couples.
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Brown, Christian, "The Influence of Premarital Counseling on Marital Satisfaction for African-American Couples" (2019). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 139.