Date of Paper


Type of Paper

Clinical research paper

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)


Social Work

First Advisor

Michael Chovanec


Social Work


This report presents the findings from a study which was conducted to examine what professional marriage counselors believe to be the key factors that affect marital success and satisfaction. A review of the literature provided the researcher with knowledge about the existing beliefs in the field of study. From there, questions were formulated and submitted to a committee for approval and a sample of seven professional marriage counselors were interviewed. The three main factors found from the study were the presence of external support, effective communication, and quality time spent together by the individuals in the marriage. Limitations of the study and implications for the field of Social Work are discussed.

Included in

Social Work Commons