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Does service recovery matter? Relationships among perceived recovery justice, recovery satisfaction and customer affection and repurchase intentions: the moderating role of gender

Muhammad Asghar Ali (Department of Management and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar, Malaysia)
Ding Hooi Ting (Department of Management and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar, Malaysia)
Ahmad Shahrul Nizam Isha (Department of Management and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar, Malaysia)
Muhammad Ahmad-Ur-Rehman (Department of Management Science, National Textile University, Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Shoukat Ali (Department of Management Sciences, Riphah International University, Faisalabad, Pakistan)

Journal of Asia Business Studies

ISSN: 1558-7894

Article publication date: 15 April 2022

Issue publication date: 28 February 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study/paper is first to determine the impact of perceived recovery justice (PRJ) (as a second-order construct) on recovery satisfaction and repurchase intentions; secondly, to investigate the mediating impact of customer affection and recovery satisfaction (on the relationship between PRJ and repurchase intentions and satisfaction and repurchase intentions, respectively); and thirdly, to examine the moderating effect of gender on the relationships between PRJ–recovery satisfaction–repurchase intentions.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors used a self-administrated survey technique for data collection. Afterwards, partial least square structural equation modelling was used to evaluate the data from 300 respondents (the automotive insurance industry in Punjab, Pakistan).

Findings

The findings show that PRJ, recovery satisfaction and customer affection positively predict repurchase intentions. PRJ also indirectly predicts repurchase intentions through the mediating effect of recovery satisfaction. Gender has a contingent effect on the PRJ–customer satisfaction–repurchase intentions relationship, such that the effect is higher for females than males. These findings have important theoretical and practical implications. To counter service failure, this study helps to draft effective strategies and policies for the insurance industry to make customers loyal patrons.

Practical implications

These findings have important theoretical and practical implications. To counter service failure, this study helps to draft effective strategies and policies for the insurance industry to make customers loyal patrons.

Originality/value

This study also tested a novel relationship, in that the authors used customer affection as a mediating factor between the satisfaction and repurchase intentions relationship. Moreover, the authors also tested the moderating role of gender in PRJ–recovery satisfaction–repurchase intentions associations.

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Citation

Ali, M.A., Ting, D.H., Isha, A.S.N., Ahmad-Ur-Rehman, M. and Ali, S. (2023), "Does service recovery matter? Relationships among perceived recovery justice, recovery satisfaction and customer affection and repurchase intentions: the moderating role of gender", Journal of Asia Business Studies, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 308-326. https://doi.org/10.1108/JABS-02-2021-0060

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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