Measuring Service Quality: Perceptions of Employees
Global Journal of Business Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 47-58, 2010
12 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2010
Date Written: 2010
The purpose of this paper was to assess the service quality of a call centre as perceived by its employees using the SERVQUAL model. The paper focused on employees as internal customers and the critical role employees play in the delivery of quality service. The dimensions predicting front-line employee satisfaction and loyalty were explored. Data was collected by field study in a particular call centre in Mauritius using a modified SERVQUAL questionnaire. The study examined both perception and expectation levels of front-line employees. Regression models were used to test the influence of service quality dimensions on satisfaction and loyalty. The results indicated that loyalty was best predicted by overall satisfaction, tangibles and responsiveness. This study contributes to the understanding of service quality, satisfaction and employees’ loyalty within a business process outsourcing organization.
Keywords: Employee, Satisfaction, Loyalty, SERVQUAL, Call Centre, Mauritius
JEL Classification: M31
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