Using the loss aversion concept, this paper attempts to investigate the relationship between service quality and customers' post-dining behavioral intentions in the restaurant sector. Incorporating the DINESERV instrument, the results gained from a Chinese chain restaurant indicate that a decrease in service quality from the reference point (customer's expectation) will decrease the perceived service value and customer satisfaction, but that an increase in service quality may not have significant effects on these two behavioral constructs. Moreover, the behavior-related causal relationships underlying service quality suggest that perceived service value and attitudinal loyalty succeed in acting as mediating variables within the model.
- Customers' post-behavioral intentions
- Loss aversion