American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Relations between Service Quality and Customer Loyalty: An Empirical Investigation of Retail Chain Stores in Emerging Markets
Neringa Ivanauskienė, Justina Volungėnaitė

The current study investigated the relationship between service quality and customer loyalty across three emerging countries. The quantitative research data was collected through a survey of current customers of the specific retail sector, the household retail chain in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Data obtained from 370 survey questionnaires was analyzed using SPSS; the Principal Component Analysis and Linear Regression statistical methods were applied. The study findings indicate that the dimensions of retail service quality in a specific sector of the industry are different in emerging markets compared to those that are in the original measurement scale such as RSQS. The study revealed that the three dimensions of service quality, namely, personal interaction, policy and product quality have a positive impact on customer loyalty across household retail markets in the three researched countries.

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