Malaysian Private Education Quality: Application of SERVQUAL Model

Vaz, Anthony and Mansori, Shaheen (2013) Malaysian Private Education Quality: Application of SERVQUAL Model. International Education Studies, 6 (4). pp. 164-170. ISSN 1913-9039

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Intense competition among existing private education providers and the Malaysian government’s relaxation of regulations for allowing international universities to open off shore campuses in Malaysia, have forced companies in the education industry to develop strategies which can help them to make their existing students satisfied and keep them loyal to the brand. This paper, studied the impact of five factors of service quality (responsiveness, reliability, empathy, assurance, tangibility) on students’ satisfaction at private universities and colleges. For this purpose 431 questionnaires were collected from different private education providers in Malaysia. The results indicated that tangibility has an influence on satisfaction followed by empathy; responsiveness and assurance have a direct and positive effect on students’ satisfaction. However, reliability has not shown any impact of students’ satisfaction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: satisfaction, empathy, tangibility, responsiveness, reliability, assurance, SERVQUAL, private education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Business
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2016 07:33
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 08:07

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