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A new insight into alumni satisfaction model for Islamic higher education institutions (IHEI)

Abdur Rafik (Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
Anjar Priyono (Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Management Research Review

ISSN: 2040-8269

Article publication date: 23 June 2018

Issue publication date: 24 October 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to explore and decompose a satisfaction model using alumni’s perspective for Islamic-based higher education institutions (IHEI) with the antecedent of perceived quality and value and the consequence of loyalty.

Design/methodology/approach

A study was used, using 44-item, a ten-point Likert-scale questionnaire administered to 360 alumni from various classes started from the 1970s till 2000s. Theoretical-based, national qualification framework of Indonesian higher education and management-based considerations were involved in developing a survey. Data were analyzed using partial least square-structural equation model and decomposed into strategic management map using importance-performance matrix analysis.

Findings

The most important determinants of alumni satisfaction and loyalty in IHEI is the IHEI’s ability to develop career capability through enriching knowledge. Moreover, the presence of good environment and Islamic value embodiment supporting learning programs on campus is the most significant trigger for the knowledge development.

Research limitations/implications

The results were generated from a specific department. Additional studies are needed to test if the results are not department (institution)-specific.

Practical implications

This study provides strategic directions for management to improve the critical aspects of the system by providing the inputs to the extent to which the service quality delivered may contribute to end-customers’ satisfaction.

Originality/value

It contributes to the literature on satisfaction and service quality issues by incorporating ideological aspect, by investigating the feasible model of customer satisfaction in the perspective of alumni for IHEI.

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Citation

Rafik, A. and Priyono, A. (2018), "A new insight into alumni satisfaction model for Islamic higher education institutions (IHEI)", Management Research Review, Vol. 41 No. 12, pp. 1411-1437. https://doi.org/10.1108/MRR-01-2017-0005

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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