CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND BRAND SWITCHING INTENTION OF MOBILE SERVICE AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

  • Tan Seng Huat
  • Mei Ling Goh
  • Elaine Ang Hwee Chin
  • Mei Qi Yap

Abstract

Abstract
 
 
The significant role of the telecommunication technology in economic sector has caused increasing competition in the mobile service market. As for business survival, mobile service package is now required to become even more innovative than before. Customer satisfaction plays a vital role in the mobile service and it will impact on the brand switching among mobile service users. This study aims to examine factors that influence the customer satisfaction which will subsequently affect the brand switching intention of customers. Among the factors studied were service quality, service pricing, customer service and value-added service. A total of 200 students from a local private university were recruited using convenience sampling based on self-administered questionnaires. The collected data was then analysed using PLS-SEM. The findings show that all the factors tested were found to have positive impact on customer satisfaction except service quality and value-added service. Customer satisfaction also found to have negative effect on brand switching of customers of mobile service. The findings of this research have provided useful information to mobile service providers in planning their marketing strategy. They have to be more innovative in their efforts to meet the growing and different needs of the customers and retain them from switching to opponent mobile service brand in the market.
 
Keywords: Customer satisfaction, Mobile service, Brand switching
 
 
Published
Aug 31, 2020
How to Cite
SENG HUAT, Tan et al. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND BRAND SWITCHING INTENTION OF MOBILE SERVICE AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. Management & Accounting Review (MAR), [S.l.], v. 19, n. 2, aug. 2020. ISSN 2550-1895. Available at: <http://arionline.uitm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/MAR/article/view/1488>. Date accessed: 18 sep. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24191/mar.v19i2.1488.