Influence of service quality and satisfaction in future behavioural intentions among health and wellness users

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Author list: Quintela J A, Correia A G
Publisher: Global Advanced Research Journals
Publication year: 2014
Journal: Global Advanced Research Journal of Management, Business Studies and Economics (2315-5086)
Volume number: 3
Issue number: 10
Start page: 457
End page: 464
Number of pages: 8
ISSN: 2315-5086
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


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This paper analyses the influence of service quality and satisfaction in future behavioral intentions in health and wellness tourists. Service quality was defined by Parasuraman, Zeithaml e Berry (1985) through the SERVQUAL scale with five dimensions: tangibility, reliability, responsiveness, assurance, and empathy. To analyse the future behavioral intentions, we considered the return and recommend intentions. A survey was conducted at five health and wellness tourism units situated in the central region of Portugal and the sample was constituted by a total of 268 users. The result analysis permitted to verify that service quality and satisfaction influences future behavioral intentions. It appears to be evident that the dimensions of assurance and empathy are the ones that most influence future behavioral intentions. In what concerns to satisfaction, we verify that it’s related with these both intentions, but mainly with the intention to return and to and reuse those health and wellness services. These results and the implications for health and wellness tourism organizations are discussed.


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