ABSTRACT

Purpose – This research is intended to suggest ways to enhance customers’ satisfaction with service recovery. For this purpose, this study investigated the relationships among perceived justice (distributive, procedural, interactional justice) of service recovery efforts, perceived authenticity of service recovery efforts, the intention to follow advice, and the satisfaction with service recovery. Research design, data, and methodology – This research developed a structural equation model in which the perceived justice (distributive, procedural, interactional justice) and the perceived authenticity are predictors, the satisfaction with service recovery is a dependent variable, and the intention to follow advice is a moderator between the perceived justice (distributive, procedural, interactional justice) and the satisfaction with service recovery. Data were collected from visitors of fast food restaurants in Seoul, Gyeonggi province, and Kangwon province. A total of 330 questionnaires were distributed and 295 responses were collected indicating a response rate of 89.3%. After deleting data having missing value, 288 samples were used for analysis. SPSS 21.0 and AMOS 21.0 were used to test the reliability, validity, model fit, and hypotheses. Results – Empirical results showed that perceived justice, perceived distributive justice, and perceived authenticity had a positive influence on the satisfaction with service recovery. These results indicated that the more highly customers perceived the justice, distributive justice and the authenticity of service recovery efforts, the more they were satisfied with service recovery. And these influences were moderated by the intention to follow advice. Specifically, influences of the perceived justice, the perceived distributive justice, and the perceived authenticity on the satisfaction with service recovery were bigger for people with high intention to follow advice than people with low intention to follow advice. Conclusions – This research contributed to the service recovery literature by showing how perceived justice (distributive, procedural, interactional justice) and perceived authenticity influence satisfaction with service recovery. Moreover, current study introduced the intention to follow advice as moderator of this influence and revealed the moderation role of the intention to follow advice between the perceived justice (distributive, procedural, interactional justice) and the satisfaction with service recovery. Managerially, these results suggested retailing companies some ways to recover from service failure.

KEYWORD

Authenticity, Intention to Follow Advice, Justice, Service Failure, Service Recovery.

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