Assessing the impact of service quality dimensions on customer satisfaction in commercial banks of Mauritius

Lomendra Vencataya*, Sharmila Pudaruth*, Roubina Juwaheer, Ganess Dirpal, Nebeelah Sumodhee

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Abstract

In today’s hyper competitive banking arena, banking institutions are focusing on improving service quality. Providing excellent quality of service is important in creating and sustaining competitive advantage in the banking industry of Mauritius due to intense competition between local and international banks. Hence, the paper explores the impact of Service Quality (SQ) Dimensions on customer satisfaction. Using the SERVQUAL model, the paper seeks to examine the impacts of reliability, responsiveness, assurance, empathy and tangible aspects on customer satisfaction in banks of Mauritius. A sample of 200 banking customers was randomly selected and data were analyzed through SPSS version 22. The SERVQUAL model has been found as reliable factors and appropriate tool to measure, evaluate, support, and improve the quality of services in banking industry. Results indicated that all five service quality factors have significantly positively influenced customer satisfaction in banks. Regression analysis was also conducted and depicted that empathy is a significant predictor of customer satisfaction among the five SQ dimensions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-270
Number of pages12
JournalStudies in Business and Economics
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2019

Keywords

  • Service Quality (SQ) Dimensions
  • SERVQUAL
  • customer satisfaction
  • banking industry
  • Mauritius

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