Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST)
A Study on the Impact of Service Quality on Student Satisfaction towards the University Libraries in Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu, IndiaAuthor : S. Mathurajothi, S. Subramani and P. S. Venkateswaran
Volume 8 No.3 October-December 2018 pp 63-66
The main objective of this study is to find out the service quality on student satisfaction towards the University libraries in Dindigul District. A review of literature was collected to find out the relationship among service quality and student satisfaction. A survey was conducted to collect the data from 308 students from the two Universities in Dindigul District. The result shows that except empathy, other service quality factors are positively related to student satisfaction. Tangibility and reliability shows the highest positive correlation with student satisfaction. Finding suggests that Librarian should focus on the service quality factors tested in this research to improve the student satisfaction.
Library, Service Quality, Student Satisfaction
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