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Evaluation of Perceived Importance and Satisfaction of Foodservice Selection Attributes in University Students in Beijing, China
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Evaluation of Perceived Importance and Satisfaction of Foodservice Selection Attributes in University Students in Beijing, China
Fan, Ming-Ming; Bae, Hyun-Joo;
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 Abstract
This study was conducted to analyze the gap between importance and satisfaction of university foodservice attributes as well as to assess customer satisfaction with university foodservice establishments. All statistical analyses were conducted using the SPSS package program (ver. 20.0) for t-test, ANOVA, and Importance-Performance Analysis (IPA). A total of 619 valid responses were used for the data analysis. The results of this study are as follows: the composition of respondents was 53.5% males and 46.5% females. Exactly 85.5% of respondents ate lunch at least five times a week at the on-campus foodservice. The favorite lunch menus of Chinese university students were Chinese food (91.8%), followed by Western food (3.5%), Korean food (2.2%), and Japanese food (1.5%). According to the results of IPA, foodservice selection attributes that were priorities for improvement were food taste, food freshness, menu variety, waiting time for meal, and toilet cleanliness. In addition, five satisfaction factors were extracted by exploratory factor analysis. According to the results of one-way ANOVA, 'physical environment' and 'service quality' factors showed significant differences according to the students' grades and the frequency of eating lunch at on-campus foodservice. On the other hand, 'food quality and menu' and 'convenience and price' factors showed significant differences according to meal cost. In conclusion, in order to enhance customer satisfaction of on-campus foodservice, foodservice managers should offer a varied menu at reasonable prices and improve food quality.
 Keywords
foodservice selection attribute;Importance-Performance Analysis;university student;customer satisfaction;food quality;
 Language
Korean
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