Assessment of Predictors that Influence Parents’ Satisfaction towards Private Kindergartens : A SERVQUAL Analysis

Angelia, Ling and Siti Aisyah, Binti Ya'kob and Irma Yazreen, Binti Md Yusoff and Nor Afiza, Binti Abu Bakar (2019) Assessment of Predictors that Influence Parents’ Satisfaction towards Private Kindergartens : A SERVQUAL Analysis. International Journal of Academic Research in Economics and Management Sciences, 8 (4). pp. 1-14. ISSN 2226-3624

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Abstract

This study examines parents’ satisfaction towards the service quality of private kindergarten in Kuching. Five dimensions in SERVQUAL are applied as the indicators that influence parents’ satisfaction. In total 400 questionnaires were distributed to the respondents. Data collected is analyzed by employing descriptive statistics, reliability analysis, correlation and multiple linear regressions. In this research, the Pearson Correlation shows the five SERVQUAL dimensions have a positive and relationship on parents’ satisfaction. In order to identify the best predictor that contributes to parents’ satisfaction, the multiple linear regressions are used to predict the impact on the five SERVQUAL dimensions on parents’ satisfaction. In a nutshell, responsiveness is the most significant and dominant dimension that influences parents’ satisfaction. The results suggest the private kindergarten operators emphasize more on ensuring continuous communication with parents. Teachers play an important role as they should regularly tell and ask parents in order to understand each child's situation. Teachers are suggested to promptly respond to children’s needs and make efforts to address them.

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SERVQUAL Model, Service Quality, Early Childhood, Parents’ Satisfaction, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2020 07:23
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2020 07:23
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/28675

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