Service failure attribution, perceived justice and customer satisfaction in mobile money service recovery
The study set out to examine the impact of service failure attribution on the relationship that has been observed between perceived justice and customer satisfaction in mobile money service recovery. Premised on relevant literature in the field, the research hypothesized that service failure attribution acts as a moderator in the relationship between perceived justice and customer satisfaction. The population of the study was mobile money transfer service subscribers in Kenya. A descriptive cross-sectional survey design was adopted. Semistructured questionnaires were used to collect primary data and sample of 782 respondents was arrived at. Reliability and validity tests were conducted and data analysis was done by using linear regression analysis. The study findings revealed that perceived justice has a positive and statistically significant relationship with recovery satisfaction and that service failure attribution has a considerable moderating impact on the link between perceived justice and recovery satisfaction. The results add to existing theory by confirming a linkage between attribution and equity theories in the context of customer satisfaction in encounters involving service failure redress. The study is beneficial to service providers and managers as it creates a comprehensive framework for assessing recovery satisfaction for strategic decision-making. The study recommends that managers incorporate attribution and justice perspectives in the design of service recovery strategies in order to improve recovery satisfaction. The study contributes to policy makers and regulators by augmenting the evidence available to support the development of standards and guidelines on service reliability and redress systems.
CitationNgahu C.(2019). Service failure attribution, perceived justice and customer satisfaction in mobile money service recovery. 𝘈𝘑𝘉𝘜𝘔𝘈 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭, 5(1), 1-17
African Journal Of Business And Management (𝘈𝘑𝘉𝘜𝘔𝘈)