ERIC Number: EJ1062789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Assessing Antecedents and Consequences of Student Satisfaction in Higher Education: Evidence from Malaysia
Lai, M. M.; Lau, S. H.; Yusof, N. A. Mohamad; Chew, K. W.
Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, v25 n1 p45-69 2015
This paper explores the interrelationships of the key influences on student satisfaction via multivariate analysis from three groups of university students in two popular private universities in Malaysia. The correlation coefficient and structural model indicated that student satisfaction is influenced not only by academic quality, but also by the university core services, information technology services, and skill building. These dimensions are linked to one another. The strong interrelationships between these dimensions are indicative that holistic approach needs to be adopted rather than dealing with each dimension in isolation in creating a valued education. Significant performance gaps of key influences indicated that the satisfaction levels are below students' expectation despite the satisfaction scores being above average. Academic assessment, teaching quality, and IT are areas where a university management needs to prioritize resources in order to increase student satisfaction. Students who perceived higher value are more likely to have higher repurchase intention.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Influences, Satisfaction, Multivariate Analysis, Correlation, Educational Quality, Student Personnel Services, Information Technology, Skill Development, Holistic Approach, Educational Assessment, Instructional Effectiveness, Achievement Gap, Questionnaires, Validity, Reliability, Factor Analysis, Interviews, Demography, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia