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International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences

ISSN: 1756-669X

Online from: 2009

Subject Area: Operations and Logistics Management

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Service quality, customer satisfaction, and behavioral intentions in fast-food restaurants


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Title:Service quality, customer satisfaction, and behavioral intentions in fast-food restaurants
Author(s):Hong Qin, (Information Technology and Decision Sciences Department, College of Business Administration, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA), Victor R. Prybutok, (Information Technology and Decision Sciences Department, College of Business Administration, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA)
Citation:Hong Qin, Victor R. Prybutok, (2009) "Service quality, customer satisfaction, and behavioral intentions in fast-food restaurants", International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences, Vol. 1 Iss: 1, pp.78 - 95
Keywords:Consumer behaviour, Customer satisfaction, Customer services quality, Fast foods
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/17566690910945886 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:

Purpose – This study aims to explore the potential dimensions of service quality, and examine the relationship among service quality, food quality, perceived value, customer satisfaction and behavioral intentions in fast-food restaurants (FFRs).

Design/methodology/approach – The construct reliability and validity was assessed using exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. Structural equation modeling was employed to estimate the relationship among service quality, customer satisfaction, and behavioral intentions.

Findings – Results indicated that five dimensions were significant: tangibles, reliability/responsiveness, recovery, assurance, and empathy. Service quality and food quality were two main determinants of customer satisfaction. The insignificance of perceived value is potentially due to the homogeneous nature of the construct within the FFR group rather than the importance of the perceived value construct within food service.

Originality/value – The FFR success model, using the original five in the SERVPERF scale and another new dimension “recovery” to measure service quality, was empirically examined in the fast food industry. Several potential antecedents of satisfaction, including service quality, food quality and perceived value were also tested.



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