Development of engineering education service quality model from faculty perspective

N. Lakal, K. Joshi, K. Jain

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The objective of this paper is to develop and empirically validate a service quality model for engineering education, from the faculty perspective, in the Indian context. This research was conducted in two phases: qualitative study and quantitative study. In the qualitative study, the dimensions of engineering education specific to the Indian context were identified using focus group discussions of 28 faculty members from an Indian Engineering Institute. Then the quantitative study was conducted in two stages: pilot study and main study. In the pilot study, survey questionnaire was developed and tested for reliability and validity by collecting data from 63 faculty members of three engineering colleges. In the main study, data was collected from 206 faculty members of five engineering colleges. The model was validated for reliability and validity using exploratory factor analysis. Findings showed that the engineering education service quality model from faculty perspective consists of eight dimensions viz. research orientation, personal growth, higher-order learning, effective teaching, support processes, project opportunities, workload and infrastructure. Out of the eight dimensions, four dimensions namely research orientation, project opportunities, personal growth and higher-order learning are the unique contribution to service quality models as these were not explored by the existing studies.

Seiten (von - bis)1442-1453
FachzeitschriftTotal Quality Management & Business Excellence
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2020
Extern publiziertJa

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