In Ghana, the effort put into studying role of pre-marital counseling on marital satisfaction is inadequate. Although pre-marital counseling is practiced in many parts of Ghana, its influence on intimacy, locus of control and self-esteem in relation to marital satisfaction is unknown. In connection with this, the current study seeks to investigate the role of pre-marital counseling on marital satisfaction and the relationship of three variables, intimacy, self-esteem and locus of control among married couples who received pre-marital counseling and married couples who did not receive pre-marital counseling.

How effective is pre-marital counseling for marriage satisfaction? Whether it is positively correlated or has a negative impact, please see the data below

The total number of research participants were 720. The number of female participants were 430 (60%) and Christian, 675 (94%). The modal age group for participants and spouses was 31-45 years 387(54%) and 400 (56%) respectively. Study participants who were married by ordinance were 400 (56%) and most of them attended pre-marital counseling 470 (65%) for at least five months mean = 5.543.44. One hundred and fifty study participants (21%) had the same ethnicity with their spouses. The mean years of marriage was 13.1510.70 and the mean number of children from the marriage was two children= 2.421.44). 



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