Service quality and its impact on customers’ behavioural intentions and satisfaction: an empirical study of the Indian life insurance sector

R. Ramamoorthy, Angappa Gunasekaran, Matthew Roy, Bharatendra K. Rai, S. A. Senthilkumar

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate customer-perceived service quality dimensions, satisfaction, and behavioural intentions in the context of the Indian life insurance sector. The study explores the relationship between service quality, satisfaction, and behavioural intentions by linking both constructs at their dimensional level. A modified SERVQUAL instrument was used to capture customers’ perceived service quality, followed by exploratory factor analysis to study the dimensionality of service quality, satisfaction, and behavioural intentions in the Indian life insurance industry. Structural equation modelling was used to probe the influence of the dimensions of service quality, satisfaction, and resultant behavioural intentions. The results of this study validate previous research findings that identify reliability and responsiveness as key dimensions of service quality. Reliable and responsive customer support had significant impacts on customer satisfaction and behavioural intentions in the Indian life insurance industry. The results will assist Indian life insurance companies in improving their operations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)834-847
Number of pages14
JournalTotal Quality Management and Business Excellence
Volume29
Issue number7-8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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