The study of the relationship between value creation and customer loyalty with the role of trust moderation and customer satisfaction in Sari hospitals

Abstract

BACKGROUND Healthcare providers are competitive, owing to heightened customers' awareness and expectations of health care services. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between customer value creation and loyalty with mediator trust and customer satisfaction. METHODS This is a cross sectional survey study. Participants were 196 patients referred to private hospitals in Sari city, Iran from May to June 2014 which were selected by convenience sampling method. Data were collected using questionnaires. Data were analyzed using the structural equation modeling software Smart PLS. RESULTS The results revealed a relationship between customer value creation and customer loyalty in a Sari city private hospital, and customer satisfaction and trust, mediate the relationship between customer value creation and customer loyalty. The results also revealed significant positive relationship between customer satisfaction and trust (p=0.000 r=0.585). CONCLUSION customer satisfaction and trust mediate the relationship between customer value creation and customer loyalty.

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