The Impact of Service Recovery Actions and Perceived Justice on Customer Satisfaction: Insights from Thailand's Private Hospitals

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Thanuset Chokpiriyawat, Kampanat Siriyota


The research explores service recovery strategies' impact on customer satisfaction, word-of-mouth (WOM), and revisit intention in private hospitals in Thailand, drawing upon the expectation confirmation theory and social exchange theory. Using a quantitative approach, data was collected via an online questionnaire from service users of private hospitals in Thailand, with 600 usable responses analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and multi-group analysis with SEM. The findings reveal that service recovery actions (SRA) and perceived justice (PJ) significantly influence customer satisfaction with service recovery, WOM, and revisit intentions. Focusing on tangible actions and perceived justice can enhance customer retention in private hospitals. Private hospitals should emphasize tangible actions and perceived justice to enhance customer satisfaction and retention. Additionally, tailoring service recovery efforts based on customers' varying experience levels within the healthcare sector is crucial. The research contributes valuable insights to the healthcare industry's understanding of service recovery strategies, offering guidance for marketing strategy planning and enhancing customer satisfaction and retention in private hospitals in Thailand.

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