Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Gender Effects on Customer Satisifaction with Employment and Training Services

This study examined gender differences of the customer expectations and satisfaction of job seekers with employment and training services by a state government in the USA. A customer satisfaction survey was administered yielding 1,393 responses from individuals who applied for employment and training services from the New Jersey Employment Service. It was found that women generally have higher expectations regarding the importance of service delivery issues than their male counterparts. However, no differences were found between men and women reporting their actual satisfaction of the service recieved. This research created a baseline and further research is necessary to delve into reasons for the differences.