scholarly journals Quality Assessment of the Services Delivered by a Court, Based on the Perceptions of Users, Magistrates, and Court Officials

2021 ◽  
Vol 13 (2) ◽  
pp. 504
Patrícia Moura e Sá ◽  
Maria João Rosa ◽  
Gonçalo Santinha ◽  
Cátia Valente

This paper aims to measure the quality of the services delivered by a court by assessing the satisfaction of court users and service providers, i.e., magistrates and court officials. For that purpose, a case study was carried out and data were collected by means of a questionnaire based on the SERVPERF instrument, in which perceived service quality is measured, considering court users, magistrates, and court officials’ perceptions of post-service performance. One hundred and fifty-eight questionnaires were successfully returned. An in-depth interview was later conducted to the court administrator to gain a richer understanding of the results achieved and ask follow-up questions. Overall, findings revealed that court users, magistrates, and court officials clearly have a positive view of the services provided, although improvement is needed, particularly in the court’s facilities and technological equipment. The current research sheds some light on the potentialities and difficulties of assessing service quality in the judiciary and contributes to the validation of the SERVPERF instrument in this context.

2021 ◽  
pp. 026666692110563
Nurul Huda Basiran ◽  
Maryati Mohd. Yusof

Various industrial and business sectors use Software-as-a-Service due to its fast services. However, Software-as-a-Service providers face various challenges in providing high-quality services while simultaneously managing vast multi-tenant infrastructure models and increasingly complex user requirements. To address these problems, we identified those factors that affect the quality of Software-as-a-Service from the perspective of provider–user relationship and investigated how service providers can objectively improve user satisfaction. In a case study, we evaluated the perceived service quality of an information system in the public sector based on user satisfaction with the quality of external outsourcing service in terms of assurance, empathy, responsiveness, reliability, and communication. We identified new sub factors (commitment, skills, effectiveness, change management, business processes, and motivation) and proposed action steps that can guide best practices in ensuring Software-as-a-Service quality. These factors are greatly influenced by the communication between providers and users.

Xiliang Han ◽  
Laetitia Radder

This research verifies the usefulness of the service quality principles and the Basic Service Package elements of the Augmented Service Offering model in measuring perceived service quality of a complex wildlife tourist activity. In addition, it determines the existence of a quality-satisfaction and quality-intention link. The South African hunting safari serves as an illustrating example. As U.S. hunters constitute the largest cluster of non-domestic customers in the South African safari hunting industry, their perceptions of service quality and the resulting satisfaction and behavioral intentions can significantly impact the sustainable competitiveness and profitability of safari service providers. The results negate the applicability of the SERVQUAL model, but confirm the usefulness of the Augmented Service Offering model in measuring the service quality of the safari hunt and in identifying areas of service failure and adequate service performance. The regression analysis confirmed the existence of important quality-satisfaction and quality-intention links.

2015 ◽  
Vol 10 (12) ◽  
pp. 167
Johnson Yeboah ◽  
Ernest K. Asirifi ◽  
Samuel Ampadu

Ghana has witnessed a wave of mergers and acquisitions (M & As) in the banking industry following the bank recapitalization initiative by the government in 2008. This raises an important question concerning the trade-off between the possible efficiency gains and efficiency losses as banks merge into one large unit. The objective of this study was to find out how Mergers & Acquisitions have impacted service quality of consolidated banks in Ghana. A descriptive and explanatory design was adopted as the study sought to describe customer perceived service quality and to also explain the relationship between M & As and service quality. An ANOVA and T-tests techniques were used to analyze primary and secondary data gathered. Findings from the study indicated that M & As had positive impact on overall service quality. The conclusion drawn by the researchers indicates that mergers and acquisitions offer superior growth and financing option for banks. This in turn promotes economic efficiency through improvements in costs and services delivery.

2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (2) ◽  
pp. 74-82
Salya Rater ◽  
Fardiansyah ◽  

The Community Satisfaction Index (CSI) is data and information about the level of community satisfaction from quantitative and qualitative measurement results in obtaining services from public service administrators by comparing their expectations and needs. Public service providers, community service units are faced with many related things. This application system uses the Community Satisfaction Survey (CSS) method, which is an activity carried out using a questionnaire as a research instrument. Community satisfaction services held are not aimed at seeking profit but must prioritize service quality in accordance with the demands, expectations and needs of the people being served. Public service providers are faced with many things related to improving service quality through good performance and  quality of product. And this public service dominates the related agencies. To measure the performance of public service units, elements / indicators are needed to provide an assessment of the performance results of public service units. This system is designed to find out the results of public service performance at the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) in Tapaktuan which is measured based on the unknown Public Service Satisfaction Index. The Community Satisfaction Index (CSI) system aims to determine the level of service performance in Tapaktuan Central Statistics Agency (BPS) in providing services to the community, as well as a vehicle for absorbing community aspirations in the form of suggestions, hopes, as well as complaints about the services that have been provided so far. to be used as guidelines for policy makers, programs and strategies for improving services. One of the efforts to improve the quality of public services as mandated in the Republic of Indonesia Law Number 25 year 2000 concerning the National Development Program, in the Decree of the Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment Number 14 of 2017 concerning guidelines for preparing community satisfaction surveys of public service administration units.

Swapnarag Swain ◽  
Nirmal Chandra Kar

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore dimensions of perceived service quality in hospitals and to develop a conceptual framework showing relationship between hospital service quality, patient satisfaction and their behavioural intention. Design/methodology/approach This paper is based on extensive review of existing literature on hospital service quality, patient satisfaction and behavioural intention. Critical analysis of these literature studies has resulted in determining and defining the dimensions of perceived service quality and establishing relationship between hospital service quality, patient satisfaction and behavioural intention. Findings This study has identified six major areas through which patients perceive quality of service in hospitals. These six areas are technical quality, procedural quality, infrastructural quality, interactional quality, personnel quality, social support quality. Further 20 dimensions of hospital service quality are identified under these 6 major areas. These are clinical procedure, quality of outcome, admission, discharge, waiting time, patient safety, billing and price, follow-up, ambience, availability of resources, accessibility, food, staff attitude, personalised attention, information availability, staff competency, trustworthiness, staff diversity, hospital image and social responsibility. The conceptual framework proposes direct relationship between service quality, patient satisfaction and behavioural intention. Originality/value Though many studies have been conducted on hospital service quality, none of them has been able to project all the possible dimensions to measure the same. The “6-Q framework” developed by this study explores all the possible dimensions of perceived service quality in hospitals.

2020 ◽  
Vol 21 (1) ◽  
pp. 360-372
Deepika Jhamb ◽  
Amit Mittal ◽  
Pankaj Sharma

The telecom industry in India has witnessed substantial growth over the last decade. Rapid growth of telecommunications is opening up the doors for many telecom players from Europe, Asia and other parts of the world, resulting in increased competition and tariff reductions. In the present competitive environment, the services perceived by the customers and their behavioural intentions play a pivotal role in the customer switching process among service providers. With the changing expectations of service quality, it becomes imperative to discover the gap between customer expectations and customer perception. In this context, the aim of the present study is to identify the existing gap between customer expectations and perceptions and investigate the relationship between post-experience perception of service quality and customers’ behavioural intentions. The data was collected from 500 customers in Delhi NCR, India. Paired sample t-test and multiple correlation analysis were performed. The results of the study points out the key areas wherein the service gaps are considerably high such as reliability and responsiveness. The customer behavioural intentions, such as “Complain to customer service if a problem occurs”, “Switch to another service provider” and “Reducing the usage with a particular service provider”, have shown a strong relationship with quality of service. The findings of the study confirm that the perceptions of customers regarding the quality of service received definitely have an impact on their behaviour.

2015 ◽  
Vol 28 (5) ◽  
pp. 452-467 ◽  
Rama Koteswara Rao Kondasani ◽  
Rajeev Kumar Panda

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse how perceived service quality and customer satisfaction lead to loyalty towards healthcare service providers. Design/methodology/approach – In total, 475 hospital patients participated in a questionnaire survey in five Indian private hospitals. Descriptive statistics, factor analysis, regression and correlation statistics were employed to analyse customer perceived service quality and how it leads to loyalty towards service providers. Finding – Results indicate that the service seeker-service provider relationship, quality of facilities and the interaction with supporting staff have a positive effect on customer perception. Practical implications – Findings help healthcare managers to formulate effective strategies to ensure a better quality of services to the customers. This study helps healthcare managers to build customer loyalty towards healthcare services, thereby attracting and gaining more customers. Originality/value – This paper will help healthcare managers and service providers to analyse customer perceptions and their loyalty towards Indian private healthcare services.

Chatwadee Tansakul ◽  
Jirachai Buddhakulsomsiri ◽  
Thananya Wasusri ◽  
Papusson Chaiwat ◽  

2020 ◽  
Vol 4 (2-3) ◽  
pp. 84-99
Ilias Danatzis ◽  
Jana Möller ◽  
Christine Mathies

Low-quality service providers who are unable or unwilling to compete through superior performance increasingly use humour in their marketing communication to generate positive service outcomes. Yet it remains unclear whether using humour to communicate poor service quality is indeed effective. Based on an online experiment in the context of budget hotels, this study finds that using humour to deliberately communicate poor service quality leads to higher purchase intentions and service quality evaluations by reducing both technical and functional service quality expectations. Theoretically, this study extends humour and service research by providing first empirical evidence for the viability of using humour as an effective tool for leveraging customer expectations of service quality rather than improving service performance. Managerially, these insights highlight how reducing customer expectations is an alternative strategy for attracting new customers and for achieving superior quality evaluations.

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