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Improving service quality gap through customer satisfaction in school of postgraduate studies

Fattahi, Haniyeh (2013) Improving service quality gap through customer satisfaction in school of postgraduate studies. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Computing.


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Customer satisfaction and service quality are important concepts to academic researchers studying consumer evaluations and to practitioners as a means of creating competitive advantages and customer loyalty. The aim of this study was improving service quality gap through customer satisfaction in SPS unit in UTM. Service quality gaps are the difference between customer expectation and customer perception. Measuring gaps are the first step in enhancing customer satisfaction. SPS as a service provider, meets a big challenge in satisfy a large number of students as the number of students increase every year. There is a significant gap in the entire dimension in service quality model for SPS. The method that used for investigating service quality gap was revised SERVQUAL model. This model includes five dimensions, tangible, systemization, service core, social responsibility and human element. The data collection instrument was questionnaire. The question’s of questionnaire was according to factor of revised SERVQUAL model. The result indicated that there are significant gap among dimensions of this model. Service core dimension has biggest gap among other dimensions, systemization is afterward the big gap with short difference. In general, there is low customer satisfaction among student because of gaps in service quality gap. Proposed model after finding gaps and offered solution to minimize the service quality gap. Increase number of staff, training student and staff, increase working time and increase service capacity upgrade are solution to minimize the gaps in SPS.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Teknologi Maklumat - Pengurusan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2013; Supervisor : Dr. Halina Mohamed Dahlan
Uncontrolled Keywords:customer services evaluation, customer services management
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD30.213 Management information systems. Decision support systems
ID Code:35859
Deposited By: Kamariah Mohamed Jong
Deposited On:09 Mar 2014 08:47
Last Modified:18 Jul 2017 07:13

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