Service Quality and Student Satisfaction Using ServQual Model: A Study of a Private Medical College in Saudi Arabia

  •  Mohamad Tarif Sibai    
  •  Bernardo BayJr    
  •  Rhodora dela Rosa    


The study assessed the service quality and satisfaction among Pharmacy students at one of the private medical colleges in Saudi Arabia using ServQual model. Specifically, it sought to determine the respondents’ profile in terms of gender, year level, and grade point average; service quality using SERVQUAL Model; over-all students’ satisfaction of students on the provided college services; and which profile and service quality dimensions best predict the over-all satisfaction of the students. Using a descriptive statistics and Multiple Regression Analysis for data analysis, this paper had 189 respondents. Based on the results, majority of the respondents were female from levels 2, 3, and 4 with above average GPA. Responsiveness, empathy and tangibility dimensions of service quality had a negative gap, which means that the expected services did not meet the perceived services on the cited service quality dimensions. Meanwhile, when overall satisfaction was measured, students expressed satisfaction to the college services. Year level was a predictor for all measures of student satisfaction; while GPA was identified as a negative predictor to student satisfaction in terms of faculty. Students’ satisfaction in terms of faculty was best predicted by responsiveness, assurance, tangibility. Meanwhile, assurance was a predictor of students’ satisfaction in terms of curriculum. Responsibility, responsiveness and assurance, on the other hand were predictors of students’ satisfaction in terms of students services and facilities. Finally, the overall student satisfaction was predicted by responsiveness, assurance and tangibility.

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