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Title: Young clients’ attitudes to service quality at retail banks in a developing country
Authors: Zungu, Nkululeko PraiseGod 
Mason, Roger Bruce 
Keywords: Service quality;Retail banking;Expectations;Perceptions;Customer satisfaction;Loyalty;SERVQUAL;South Africa
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Business Perspectives
Source: Zungu, N.P. and Mason, R.B. 2017. Young clients’ attitudes to service quality at retail banks in a developing country. Banks and Bank Systems. 12(1): 44-53.
Journal: Banks and bank systems (Online) 
The aim of this paper is to investigate service quality as perceived by younger customers of retail banks in a developing country. The objectives include identifying customers’ levels of satisfaction and loyalty to their banks and to identify the levels of service quality associated with such satisfaction and loyalty.

The instrument used to collect data via a survey of retail bank customers was an adaptation of the SERVQUAL ques-tionnaire. A total of 448 students were surveyed, using a mix of systematic and quota sampling, with data being col-lected on university campuses. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical techniques.

The main conclusions were that most young customers are reasonably satisfied with, and loyal to, their banks. There was little difference, on all the service quality constructs, between the different banks, and between expectations and perceptions of service quality. However, there was no evidence of any bank providing a service that delighted their customers or ex-ceeded their expectations and so all banks are at risk from a competitor who adopts strategies to meet these goals.

The study has contributed to knowledge by focusing on attitudes to service quality of young bank customers in a de-veloping country, an aspect that has been under-researched.
ISSN: 1816-7403 (print)
1991-7074 (online)
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