Service Quality from Customer Perception: Evidence from Carter Model on Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD)

  •  Qaisar Ali    


The main focus of this study is to examine the relationship between service quality and customers’ perception. The study deployed modified Carter model by introducing two unique dimensions of corporate social responsibility and innovation to examine this relationship. A self-administrated questionnaire based field survey was conducted. The research instrument was designed using eight dimensions of service quality. The content of the questionnaire was adjusted for relevance and friendliness purpose through pilot testing. Data was collected from 155 Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) customers from Muara district of Brunei. The sample data were statistically analyzed through descriptive, Cronbachs’ Alpha, Kaiser–Meyer–Olkin and Bartlett’s test, Pearson correlation test and confirmatory factory analysis (CFA). Pearson test was used to represent significant relationship between service quality and customer perception and CFA test was done to suggest the fitness of proposed Carter model suitability for Brunei’s Islamic banking. Results of the study revealed that service quality and customer perception are significantly related and Carter model is suitable for Islamic banking system in Brunei. Furthermore the study has practical implications for BIBD policy makers and managers to understand customer perception and adjust its service quality according to customer desire.

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