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Analysis of customer satisfaction in services industry: A case study of private universities in Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Waseem, S. Nazneen
  • Chhapra, Imran Umer
  • Bhutto, Shumaila

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The purpose of this study is to analyze which factors have influence on the satisfaction of customers in service sector which can ultimately affects organization’s profitability. This study attempts to examine the relationship between students’ satisfaction and others variables such as service quality, empathy and customer relationship management. The investigation is conducted both from a theoretical and empirical point of view after conducting a pilot study, the instrument was administered to 100 under graduate and postgraduates who were selected based on random sampling from the four private universities of Karachi, Pakistan. The analysis started with descriptive analysis followed by regression, correlation and reliability analyses. The empirical results of the relationships in this study provide support for the Hishamuddin study (2008), which identified the factors contributing to the satisfaction of students. The results verify that service quality and empathy has significant impact on the students’ satisfaction level, while female were found to be more satisfied. The outcomes of the study also showed positive relationship among all the three explanatory variables and dependent variable.

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  • Waseem, S. Nazneen & Chhapra, Imran Umer & Bhutto, Shumaila, 2014. "Analysis of customer satisfaction in services industry: A case study of private universities in Karachi, Pakistan," MPRA Paper 52762, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 02 Jan 2014.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:52762
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    Keywords

    Customer satisfaction; Empathy; Customer relationship Management; Service Quality; Higher Education;

    JEL classification:

    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General
    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other

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