Perceived Influence of Perceived Salesperson Relationship and Customer Satisfaction on Customer Retention of Telecommunications Network Users
The telecommunications industry is fast growing and continues to attract competition. This makes it essential for telecommunication stakeholders to ensure retention of their current customers, in order to wade off patronising other networks. This among other reasons informed the study to investigate the influence of perceived salesperson relationship and customer satisfaction on customer retention of telecommunications Network users. The study adopted cross sectional survey research design and gathered data from two hundred and forty two 242 telecommunications users in Ibadan metropolis. Data was gathered through well designed questionnaire, comprising of different standardized scale of measurements. Frequency distribution revealed that more of the respondents 57.4 were males, while the other 42.6 were females. Findings revealed that there exists significant relationship between customer retention and salesperson relationship among telecommunications network users in Ibadan r = .46 P .01 . Also, there exists significant relationship between customer satisfaction and salesperson relationship among telecommunications network users in Ibadan r = .65 P .01 . When combined, salesperson interaction relationship and customer satisfaction accounted for about 8 variance in customer retention among telecommunications network users in Ibadan.From the findings, it was recommended that more policies should be put in place which will favour retaining customers. This will continue to retain the culture of retention to the product of the telecommunications service providers.
Business, Ethics, Society, Profit, Organisation
Ojo Adeshina Akinwumi | Obi Ugochukwu. E