Finance Bank Zambia Plc Retail Customers' Perceptions of Service QualityMachayi J and Ahmed EM*
Faculty of Business, Multimedia University, Malaysia.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Elsadig Musa Ahmed
Faculty of Business
Melaka, Melaka 75450, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 29, 2016; Accepted Date: July 15, 2016; Published Date: July 25, 2016
Citation: Machayi J, Ahmed EM (2016) Finance Bank Zambia Plc Retail Customers' Perceptions of Service Quality. J Bus Fin Aff 5:206. doi: 10.4172/2167- 0234.1000206
Copyright: © 2016 Machayi J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The study examined the nature of factors that influence customer’s perception of service quality provided by Finance Bank Zambia Plc. is a private sector indigenous bank in the country. This is an analytical study based mainly on the primary data collected through a scientifically developed questionnaire and secondary information sources. Based on the outcomes originating from the literature review, this research has used a modified SERVQUAL scale. The questionnaire to customers was administered on a sample size of 357, chosen on a convenient basis across the branch network. These statistical methods used are as follows: frequencies - to describe the respondent’s characteristics; means - to identify level of perception (questionnaire statements); Independent-Samples T-Test - to identify the significance of differences in the means of retail customers and branch staff perceptions of service quality; factor analysis: to identify the differences between customers and bank branch staff in terms of the degree of importance they attached to various dimensions of service quality and Cronbach’s coefficient alpha test: to examine scale reliability and internal consistency. All factors namely tangibility, responsiveness, empathy, assurance, image, convenience reliability, access and ATM effectiveness qualified to be designated as important because their mean index scores were above 2 and 50% or more of respondents affirmed them to be either 4-very important or 3-important.