This chapter will foreground the company profile ( vision, mission and values ) , the statement of the job of the survey, aims and the hypotheses will be stated. The chapter will besides be discoursing about the significance, range and restrictions of the survey and definition of footings.
1.2 Company profile:
Al Ghadeer H2O company established in 1999, is a fabricating company supplying pure portable imbibing H2O in a five-gallon -bottle. The company is best known for its high quality merchandise with excellence services. Since its constitution, the company has been licensed by high corporation for specialised economic zones, by AlAin municipality & A ; the nutrient control authorization in Abu Dhabi. The company has an up-to-date research lab which is used to assist in monitoring and proving the H2O quality in all stages of H2O intervention such as filtration, sterilising & A ; look intoing mineral constituents. Al Ghadeer Water company ‘s chief subdivision is located in AlAin and they besides have a subdivision in Abu Dhabi.
1.2.1 Vision, Mission & A ; Valuess:
“ To let go of a high quality merchandise and to supply service at its best ” .
Supplying a merchandise that complies with high quality criterions.
Working in partnership with others to supply a safe and healthy merchandise for the community.
Covering the deficit in high quality and healthy imbibing H2O.
We continually strive to turn and develop as a company in order to put a benchmark for quality and service.
We place client satisfaction as our highest precedence.
We care about guaranting that clients receive a high quality merchandise every bit good as first-class service.
We are experts in our field with extended cognition on what we produce, the methods of production and our client ‘s demand
We understand that H2O, like O is a cardinal beginning of life.
We have a flexible bringing service to run into our clients ‘ demands that includes “ bringing on demand ” and hebdomadal bringing.
1.2.2 Code of behavior:
The company ‘s ethical codification of behavior includes making common value by working professionally & A ; endeavoring for excellence, set uping and keeping a just relationship with its stakeholders. The company believes that each of the above values need to be implemented on a personal degree, inter-organizational degree ( i.e. with employees & A ; concern units ) and every bit good as on an outer-organizational degree ( i.e. with clients, providers, community, environment and the concern associations ) . The ethical codification of behavior of Al Ghadeer H2O besides includes meaning to uniform behavior by leveling the difference in the multi-cultural environment in assorted sectors they operate.
126.96.36.199 Work environment:
Al Ghadeer H2O provides its employees with safe and technologically advanced working environment which will assist them to better both professionally and personally. Al Ghadeer H2O facilitates team work between assorted sections and the employees. Al Ghadeer H2O focuses on these countries in bettering its work environment:
Ensures transparence by making an environment that promote honestness & A ; cooperation.
Promotes career development by bettering employyes cognition and accomplishments through preparation.
Encourages employees in determination devising by affecting employees engagement in assorted employee forums for acquiring suggestions for undertakings.
Working with legal conformity with an purpose of “ Think planetary ; move local ” by working reasonably with full conformity with local Torahs.
Encourages diverseness among its staff with no favoritism in hiring.
Al Ghadeer H2O is a socially responsible company that operates to convey benefits to the society while prosecuting its concern ends. Al Ghadeer H2O takes all proactive stairss in continuing the environment by guaranting that their merchandise does n’t make any negative impacts on the environment. Al Ghadeer H2O works with great attempt to be agood recognized corporate citizen, a just employee and a honorable spouse to their providers which leads to carry oning concern ethically and being a socially responsible company. Al Ghadeer H2O strives to be a socially responsible company by continuing the environment, carry oning concern ethically and back uping the local communities.
1.2.3 Certificates / Awards
Al Ghadeer H2O has achieved assorted awards for its high quality, eco friendly merchandise.
HACCP: Certified since 2005. This enfranchisement ensures that Al Ghadeer H2O usage a nutrient safety direction system free from biological, chemical and physical hazardous from clip of production till concluding ingestion.
ISO9001-2008: Certified since 2007 for industry and quality direction.
EHSMS: ( Environment, Health & A ; Safety Management System ) Certified since 2011. This means that the company ‘s activities does n’t harm the environment in any manner.
EPC: Environmental Performance Certificate since 2011. This verifies that Al Ghadeer H2O carry through the local demands set by ministry of environment & A ; H2O.
SKEA: Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award since 2011. Certificate of grasp for the tenth rhythm ( the best current pattern ) .
IBA: International Business Award since 2011. For grasp of excellence in concern for nutrient & A ; drink in UAE.
1.1.4 Products & A ; Servicess:
The merchandises offered by Al Ghadeer H2O company are ; Five gallon bottle of pure H2O, Cooler, bottle cradle with valve, bottle rack, bottle base, cup dispenser, manual pump, voucher book 10 foliage.
Al Ghadeer H2O company offers free bringing service and free fixs of its ice chests at any clip by directing high experient technicians.
1.3 Problem Statement:
“ The job statement in quantitative research specifies the variables and population of involvement ” ( Donald Ary et al 2009 ) . That job statement is better which can be easy measured through research instrument and can be easy analyzed utilizing statistical tools to accomplish the coveted and meaningful consequences ( Laurentina P, & A ; Melchor A, 2007 ) .
This survey is undertaken to look into the impact of ailment handling on client trueness of Al Ghadeer H2O company in Al towayya residential country, Al Ain.
1.4 Aims of the survey:
Harmonizing to Ardales ( 1992 ) , research aim is defined as “ statement of intent for which the probe is to be conducted ” . This means that research aims serve as a usher for the research worker to carry through it in the survey. Research aims are normally made specific and siple so that the research worker can easy mensurate them by agencies of research instrument while garnering the information and therefore achieved by utilizing appropriate statistical tools ( Laurentina P, & A ; Melchor A, 2007 ) .
The aims of this survey will be:
I ) To analyze the impact of ailment handling on client trueness.
A hypothesis is a anticipation expressed in a signifier of declaratory sentence, presented and analysed utilizing statistical tools in order to reject or accept the findings of the survey ( Rivera et al, 2007 ) . Hypothesiss are the statements of what is to be investigated and which needs to be proven. Hypothesis conveys the features and the relationship between the variables of the survey. Hypothesis statements help in seeking the solution for the job as what type of informations demands to be collected and what statistical process needs to be implemented for geting at solution for the research job. A good hypothesis statement needs to be such that it can be easy tested and proven utilizing assorted statistical tools.
The hypotheses are fundamentally of two types ; the Null hypothesis and the Alternative hypothesis.
The Null Hypothesis is a negative statement and it states that there is no important relationship between independent variable and the dependant variable. The Null hypothesis is presented as H0 or HN ( Rivera.. ) . The Null hypothesis of this survey is
H0: There is no important relationship between ailment handling and client trueness.
The Alternative hypothesis is a positive statement which states that there is a important relationship between the independent variable and the dependant variable. The alternate hypothesis is presented as H1 or HA ( Rivera et al, 2007 ) . The Alternate hypothesis of this survey is
H1: There is a important relationship between ailment handling and client trueness.
1.6 Scope & A ; Limitations of the survey:
The range of the survey is to concentrate on service quality bringing and the clients complaint managing of Als Ghadeer H2O and to acquire feedback from the clients of Al Ghadeer H2O company. For this survey the research worker needs to hold information from the company approximately old records of client ailment managing so the company might non give accurate of its informations sing antecedently client ailments as whether they were efficaciously handled or non which can besides be a restriction to the survey. There might be some clients who have already left the company and happening those clients to cognize whether what made them to go forth the company ( whether hapless quality of service or uneffective ailment managing ) can besides be a restriction to the survey. Doing research on lone one of the subdivision is besides restriction to the survey. All clients can non be surveyed so this can besides be a restriction to the survey. Due to limited clip, the research worker was unable to look in to each thing.
1.7 Significance of the survey:
This survey is of import to the following
For direction of Al Ghadeer H2O: this survey will supply them a dependable information to better better the service quality bringing and efficaciously manage client ailments in order to increase client trueness.
For employees of Al Ghadeer H2O: will assist them to cognize the countries where they need to better and cover with the clients.
For clients of Al Ghadeer H2O and for the research worker.
1.8 Definition of footings:
Ailment is the struggle that takes topographic point between the client and the company. Complaint managing refers to the procedure of managing and work outing the defect dissatisfaction of the clients with the company. The dissatisfaction might be either defects in the merchandise or the manner the forces behaves with the client.
Customer trueness refers to the benefit ( positive behaviour ) that a company may accomplish from the manner of covering with its clients. Loyal client make repetition purchases and convey in new clients ( viva-voce ) .
Customer satisfaction refers to fulfillment or pleasure that the client achieves when he gets more than expected.
1.9 Chapter decision:
This chapter has covered brief company profile, statement of job of this survey which will be steps through appropriate research instrument in chapter 3. Aims of this survey has been stated. Hypothesis statements are generated which will be tested subsequently in chapter 4. Scope, importance and the restrictions of this survey is discussed every bit good. The undermentioned chapter 2, will be discoursing about literature reappraisal in line with the statement of the job and hypotheses statements.
2. Theoretical Literature:
2.1 Chapter Introduction:
The chapter will be foregrounding on the conceptual literature related to the variables complaint handling and client trueness. Previous research surveies similar to this survey will be mentioned and the conventional diagram will be shown and synthesis is given excessively.
2.2 Literature reappraisal:
The best clients are said to be the loyal clients. They purchase repeatedly, suggest the company and its merchandises to others thereby conveying in new clients. Customer trueness is considered to be the 20 first century ‘s market topographic point currency ( Gee et. al 2008 ) . Most of the sellers nowadays accept that trueness is one of the major facet for company ‘s public presentation. Harmonizing to Van Looy, et Al ( 2003 ) , Loyalty is defined as “ client behaviour described by a positive purchasing form during an drawn-out period and driven by a positive attitude towards the company and its products/services ” . Sasser ( 1990 ) describes client trueness as, loyal clients tends to re-purchase the company ‘s merchandises, willing to pass more on different merchandises of the company, recommend the company ‘s merchandises or services to others and supply the company with sincere feedback about their outlooks and demands. Prus & A ; Randall ( 1995 ) states that client trueness is replicated through mixture of both attitudes and behaviours. Customer trueness has been loosely classified in to two dimensions viz. behavioural and attitudinal dimensions ( Skogland & A ; signaw 2004, Bell et al 2005 ) . Behavioral trueness is expressed in footings of repetition purchase behaviour and usage behaviour by the client ( Kumar & A ; Shah 2004 ) . Supported by Rowley ( 2005 ) stating that “ client repetition purchase trueness must be basic yardstick of success ” . Attitudinal trueness is expressed in footings of committedness to the company, trust and positive word of oral cavity ( Doherty & A ; Nelson 2008, Zeithmal 2000 ) . This was supported by Kumar & A ; Shah ( 2004 ) stating that the attitudinal trueness will make a long rewarding relationship between organisation and clients. Many other research workers have late considered trueness as a multi dimensional by clubbing both attitudinal & A ; behavioural ( Olsen 2007, Bell et al 2005, Backs & A ; Parks 2003 ) .
Narus & A ; Anderson ( 2004 ) describes that the most effectual concern scheme is to accomplish client trueness instead than geting the new 1s for replacing the faulty clients. This was supported by Gee et Al ( 2008 ) , “ it costs five or six times more to get new clients than to retain the bing 1s ” . The client trueness factors are classified by Cahil ( 2007 ) in to three chief groups. First, the customer-related factors ; are the single client features. Second, the relationship related factors ; are the interaction between client and the house. Third, the organisation related factors ; includes the organisation ‘s image and client trueness plans. The company benefits from trueness clients in three ways, low acquisition costs, loyal clients are non monetary value sensitive and the provider gets adequate feedback from loyal clients ( Wong et al 2009 ) . Loyalty is formed at the times where client believes that the advantage he gets from the company is more than the other companies ( Mirhadi 2006 ) .
In this research satisfaction will besides be considered as an Intervening variable to client trueness and ailment handling. Assorted surveies show that satisfaction is one of the chief determiner of trueness Ball D et all 2006, Ulaga & A ; Eggert 2004, Ranaweear & A ; Drubho 2003 ) . Customer trueness is besides said to be the consequence of satisfaction of clients thereby lending to the house ‘s profitableness through repetition purchases and urging the company to other people ( Browen & A ; Chen 2001, Fecikova 2004 ) . Harmonizing to Dean ( 2004 ) The keeping rate is said to be high when clients are more satisfied. This means that when client are satisfied they will be loyal to the company and will stay to remain. It has been proven by many research workers in European Customer Satisfaction Index theoretical account that the relationship between trueness and satisfaction exists i.e. the client satisfaction leads to client trueness ( Lu et al 2010, Bodet 2008, Ball et al 2007 ) . Harmonizing to Schneider & A ; Browen ( 1999 ) , Customer satisfaction leads to positive word of oral cavity. As harmonizing to Coyne ( 1989 ) , the relationship between the trueness and client satisfaction is affected as ; On the increasing side, trueness additions significantly when client satisfaction arrives at certain degree and likewise trueness lessenings significantly when client satisfaction beads at certain degree ( Oliva et al 1992 ) . This means that merely holding satisfied clients are non that adequate but instead the house demand to highly fulfill its clients. As a little addition in the client satisfaction can take to high degree client trueness.
There are some unfavorable judgments against the nexus between satisfaction and trueness. There is no direct relationship between satisfaction and trueness ( Daffy 2001 ) . Satisfaction and trueness does n’t hold a direct important correlativity specially when clients in a competitory environment has adequate picks. So merely fulfilling them will non take to do them loyal ( Jones & A ; Sasser 1995 ) . Lone satisfaction does n’t do clients loyal because there are many satisfied clients who besides switch to rivals ( Doherty & A ; Nelson 2008 ) . Harmonizing to research conducted by Coyles & A ; Gokey ( 2002 ) resulted that lone satisfaction is non plenty to accomplish client trueness. Satisfaction is a inactive status and trueness is said to be an result of either an active or proactive customer-supplier relationship. Therefore, there is a batch of difference between satisfaction and trueness ( Fredericks 2001 ) .
Regardless of assorted organisational safeguards, jobs can still originate in relationship between the house and the client which consequences in client ailments. A ailment refers to lift of struggle between the company & A ; the client. And ailment managing refers to the procedure of handling, managing and reacting efficaciously to the client ailments ( Hsu 2008 ) . Harmonizing to Hocutt ( 1998 ) , a ailment refers to dissatisfaction with the company ‘s merchandises communicated by the client to the organisation. The dissatisfaction with the ailment handling can be found out through two methods viz. “ voice ” and “ issue ” . Voice refers to the ailment of the client sing its dissatisfaction with the product/service. Exit refers to the clients arrest of utilizing the company ‘s product/service and leaves the company ( Hirschman A. ,1970 ) . Complaining clients may most likely switch from the company if the company fails to take necessary stairss in supplying an effectual timely solution ( Bolton & A ; Brokhurst 1995 ) . Complaint handling is said to be holding a major consequence on client trueness ( Gronroos 2007 ) . Harmonizing to Dewitt, et Al ( 2008 ) , a ailment does n’t merely gives an chance for retaining the clients but it besides helps in deriving valuable feedback. The houses need to guarantee the clients that their ailments are received and heard and that it is in advancement and the house is seting great attempts in work outing their ailments ( Zeithaml & A ; Bitner 2003 ) .
Some research surveies ( Estelami 2000, Grainer 2003 ) has shown that about 50 % of the complaining clients are dissatisfied with the ailment handling. So Andreassen ( 2001 ) suggested that companies are supposed to develop attempts in reacting to the ailment handling. Effective ailment handling plays a cruicial function in constructing long term client company relationship ( Morgan & A ; Hunt 1994 ) . As per the National Complaints Culture Survey ( NCCS ) which was conducted in London in 2004, shows that 90 per centum of the clients confess that they are ready and willing to buy back from the same house if their ailments are handled efficaciously and on clip ( Christina O Neill, 2012 ) . It has been besides stated that, a successful handling of client ailments will take to constructing strong customer-firm relationship and an unsuccessful handling will take to negative feeling which may do the client leave the house. Both of the above results affect the client trueness ( Tor Wallin Andreassen 1999 ) . The relationship between the strength of client ailments and client trueness relies on the house ‘s capableness of efficaciously managing client ailments ( Fornell 1992 ) . This means that ailment handling has an impact on the client trueness. As stated by Day & A ; Mooran ( 2010 ) , companies in order to accomplish client trueness need to concentrate on retaining bing clients more than on geting new clients otherwise it will be hard for the company to accomplish trueness. As a relationship selling scheme, the ailment managing efficaciousness is known by the fact that five to ten per centum of disgruntled clients ne’er bother to kick to the company ( Tax & A ; Brown 1998 ) . TARP ( Technical Research Assistance Program ) research has shown that the client whose ailments were efficaciously handled and satisfied was more loyal by 30 % than the non-complaining client and more loyal by 50 % than the client who was dissatisfied with the ailment handling. Loyalty and word of oral cavity are the results of effectual ailment handling and are said to be the cardinal factors in finding success of the concern ( Reinartz & A ; Kumar 2002 ; Reichheld 2003 ) . The TARP ‘s findings have besides shown that every ailment provides an chance for the house to heighten trueness. It besides stated that if a client who ailments and is dissatisfied will be 50 % less loyal than the client who dint even complain. Thus an uneffective ailment handling will be so dearly-won for the company that they might lose the clients. ( John Goodman 2003 ) . The survey of American Customer Satisfaction Index theoretical account ( ACSI ) resulted that the more satisfied clients with the company, the less figure of ailments made. Further the survey besides explained that those clients whose ailments were efficaciously solved showed a high degree of satisfaction and the others were extremely dissatisfied ( Fornell 1996 ) . This means that the effectual ailment managing leads to satisfaction of clients there by accomplishing client trueness. This means that the clients do a favour when they complain intending that they have adequate trust in the house that their ailments will be easy solved. So if the ailments are solved it will make a strong relationship between the house and the client thereby retaining them. So Customer ailments need to be successfully handled otherwise they might exchange to rivals. Thus a hapless ailment handling will make immense loss for the house. As stated by Smith et Al ( 1999 ) , that houses need to be really cautious about managing ailments because a individual uneffective ailment handling may do the client to go forth the house.
2.3 Related Surveies:
A similar survey was contucted by Tor Wallin Andreassen ( 1999 ) . The Study was to happen as “ what drives client trueness with ailment declaration ” . The sample consisted 201 disgruntled kicking clients. The survey resulted that among other variables, satisfaction with ailment handling had a positive grater impact on client trueness. It was concluded by saying that satisfaction with successful ailment handling will make a positive attitude towards the company.
This survey was conducted by Saeideh Forouzandeh & A ; Parviz Ahmadi ( 2010 ) , a descriptive and analytical, conducted to place the impact of client satisfaction, trust, committedness, cooperation and ailment handling on the client trueness. The sample consisted of 700 questionnaire issued from which merely 383 were completed and were used for the analysis. The consequences from the study showed that satisfaction had a great impact on trueness. The findings besides stated that the company ‘s ailment handling had a positive impact on client trueness
A research conducted by Michael Le Boeuf ( as cited by Ergon Energy 2000 ) resulted as:
Out of 10 clients who complain, merely seven will be ready to be with the same house if their ailments are handled and solved efficaciously.
On norm, merely one out of five disgruntled clients will state twenty other people about the issues ( i.e. Negative word of oral cavity ) .
A satisfied complaining client will state approximately five other people that their ailments were handled and solved efficaciously.
This means that if the ailments are handled efficaciously, the clients will be satisfied, willing to remain with the same house ( client trueness achieved ) and taking positive word of oral cavity.
2.4 Conventional Diagram:
Harmonizing to Laurentina P & A ; Melchor A ( 2007, pg 14 ) , “ a variable is defined as a measure susceptible of fluctuations or alteration in value or magnitude under different conditions ” . The different types of variables are ; the independent variable, the dependant variable, moderator variable, control variable and step ining variable ( Laurentina P & A ; Melchor A, 2007 ) .
In this survey, there are merely three variables, the independent variable, the dependant variable and the intervening variable.
An independent variable is a motivational variable that is selected to happen out its association or nexus to an discernible fact. A dependent variable is a reaction variable that is examined and evaluated to happen out the result of independent variable. An step ining variable refers to the variable that interferes or intervenes between the dependant and independent variable. Intervening variable can besides either do the dependant and independent variables stronger or weaker ( Laurentina P & A ; Melchor A, 2007 ) .
Customer Loyalty Independent Variable Dependent Variable
Figure 1. Intervening Variable
Here, the ailment handling is independent of client trueness which means that client trueness will be affected by the manner ailments are handled. An effectual ailment handling will besides take to satisfaction ( moderate variable ) of the clients thereby ensuing in client trueness.
From the above literature and the related surveies, it can be summed up that effectual ailment handling is important facet for accomplishing client trueness. As stated by Day & A ; Mooran ( 2010 ) the houses need to be more careful and take greater attempts in order to react to the client ailments. The related surveies ( above in point 2.2 ) has besides shown that clients are willing to buy back from the same house if their ailments are handled efficaciously. Satisfaction was found to be one of the cardinal determiners of client trueness i.e. efficaciously managing the ailments will take to client satisfaction ensuing in client trueness. Loyal client benefit the house in many ways like ; loyal clients generate positive word of oral cavity, helps in making long firm-customer relationship, are less monetary value medium and it is cheaper to function loyal clients. It can be concluded based on the findings that effectual ailment managing with satisfaction has a positive important impact on client trueness. Based on these findings, this survey will be conducted in order to look into the impact of ailment handling on client trueness of Al Ghadeer Water company.
2.6 Chapter decision:
The chapter highlighted all the theoretical literature with respect to complaint handling ( independent variable ) , client trueness ( dependent variable ) and satisfaction ( intervene variable ) . The criticsm is besides discussed and three related surveies are mentioned, the conventional diagram is shown and synthesis is given. In the undermentioned chapter 3, the research methodological analysis techniques will be discussed.
3. Research Methodology:
3.1 Chapter debut:
This chapter will be focus on the definitions, treatments, and different research methodological analysis techniques with respect to ontology and epistemology, research design, the respondents of the survey ( trying, sample size, sample unit, study mistakes ) , the research instrument, different informations aggregation processs ( benefits and drawbacks ) including the ethical considerations and the assorted statistical tools used for analysis ( arrested development and analysis of discrepancy ) .
3.2 Research methodological analysis:
Overview of company profile: Al Ghadeer H2O company is a fabricating company that provides pure portable imbibing H2O in a five-gallon-bottle. The company is best known for its high quality merchandise with excellence services. Since its constitution, the company has been licensed by high corporation for specialised economic zones, by AlAin municipality & A ; the nutrient control authorization in Abu Dhabi. The company has an up-to-date research lab which is used to assist in monitoring and proving the H2O quality in all stages of H2O intervention such as filtration, sterilising & A ; look intoing mineral constituents. Al Ghadeer Water company ‘s chief subdivision is located in AlAin and they besides have a subdivision in Abu Dhabi.
Research methodological analysis refers to “ systematic, focussed and orderly aggregation of informations for the intent of obtaining information from them, to work out or reply a peculiar research job or inquiries ” ( Ghauri & A ; Gronhaug, 2005 ) .
The intent of this research survey is to acknowledge how complaint handling can hold an impact on client trueness at Al Ghadeer H2O company, Al Ain. This chapter explores the research paradigms, research design, respondents of the survey, ethical considerations, research instrument, cogency of research instrument, the informations aggregation processs and the statistical tool analysis.
The research paradigms are the ontology and epistemology theories. Ontology refers to the theory or survey of world, whereas, Epistimology refers to the cognition of how we come to cognize about the world ( i.e. in what ways the world can be known ) . ( Eriksson & A ; Kovalaien, 2008 ) .
3.3 Research design
“ The intent of a research design is to guarantee that the grounds obtained enables us to reply the initial inquiry every bit unequivocally as possible. ” ( David de Vaus, 2001 )
Research design acts as a usher for how the information demands to be collected and analyzed in conformity with the research aims of the survey. Thus, research design gives a clear thought of how to accomplish the research aim. There assorted types of quantitative research designs are experimental research, explorative research and descriptive research. The experimental research is that type of research where the consequence of dependant variable is observed by pull stringsing an independent variable. In experimental design the research worker has control over certain conditions where the research takes topographic point. The drawbacks of experimental research is that the use of independent variable may take to unambiguous consequences. This method is normally expensive ( Rajendar Kumar 2011 ) . The explorative research design is that research which is conducted for detecting fresh thoughts and geting new cognition Exploratory research besides requires focus group interviews and the research is wide as it is conducted when less is known about the research subject and small literature exists ( Hair et al, 2003 ) . Exploratory research largely answer “ what ” type of research inquiries ( Neuman 2006 ) . The purpose of explorative research is to roll up big sum of information about a specific research job. Exploratory research seldom offers exact replies to specific research jobs ( Yin 1994 ) .
A cross-sectional design refers to the research design where a specific discernible fact is studied at a specific clip period ( Saunders et al 2009 pg 155 ) . This survey is based on cross-sectional research design as it is easier and clear result can be erived. A longitudinal design which includes observation of a peculiar fact over clip will non be undertaken in this survey as longitudinal design takes a batch of clip, it is complex and a big sum of informations is required for analysing ( Rajendar Kumar 2011 ) .
The type of research method for this survey is the descriptive method because the descriptive method is more suited for this survey. The descriptive method illustrates the survey exhaustively, accurately and exactly makes usage of the information and the activities ( Sumadi Surayabrata, 2003 ) . The explorative research method is largely used for those research surveies which are less known and the research is done for the first clip. ( Hair et al, 2003 ) . But in this survey, the research subject is good known and proper literature reappraisal exists. Hence, the research method is descriptive method.
3.4 Respondents of the survey
Sampling refers to the systematic manner of choosing an appropriate figure of accurate elements from the population ( Pride & A ; Ferrell, 2003 ) . The sample besides consisted of those respondents who had lodged a ailment before with the company.
Sampling consists of chance trying method and non -probability trying method. The chance trying methods includes simple random sampling, systematic sampling, bunch sampling, stratified sampling and multi-stage sampling. Probability trying method is more suited for this survey as this method offers clear representative sample than the non-probability method. In non-probability trying the respondents are selected based on their handiness at that specific clip period. Probability sampling is more preferred because here the population coverage is richer than in non-probability sampling as the sample is extracted from the entire population and the respondents are chosen indiscriminately ( Hague 2002 ) .
From all the above mentioned chance trying methods, the simple random sampling is found to be more suited for this survey. In this survey, the chance trying method ; simple random sampling is used for taking the respondents for the survey ( Sekaran & A ; Bougie, 2010 ) . The simple random sampling will assist a batch as it will do the selected sample correspond to the entire population ( Egan, 2007 ) . As stated by Armstrong & A ; Kotler ( 2003, p169 ) , in order for the research worker to make proper estimations of the entire population behaviour, the sample needs to be representative/corresponding to entire population. Simple random sampling is easiest and speedy chance trying method. The disadvantage associated with simple random sampling is that there is possibility of acquiring a sample that is non good spread and besides possibility of choosing similar units taking to duplicate ( Hague P 2002 ) .
The study was conducted in Al Ain metropolis, UAE, at al Towayya residential country. The information sing the reference of the clients who complained before was acquired from the ailment managing section of the company. And those respondents were surveyed through questionnaires. The sample size consisted of 80 ( 80 ) respondents.
The systematic random sampling is non used in this survey because it includes certain periodic elements which will non be representative of entire population. The graded random sampling is besides non used as it is really hard to form and there is possibility of dividing the population into little subdivisions which can take to un-equal allotment of of import members of the sample. Cluster trying is non used every bit good because the bunch sampling is non every bit accurate as simple random sampling and besides cluster sampling does n’t distribute the population equally ( Hague P 2002 ) .
There are different types of mistakes that might happen while carry oning studies. They are trying mistake and non-sampling mistakes. Sampling mistake is that which is incurred while bring forthing sample estimations for the population. Non-sampling mistake is that mistake which is incurred non by bring forthing a sample but by other factors. These factors are bias mistake and variable mistake based on choice prejudice, non-response prejudice ( when respondents do n’t react to the study ) and a response prejudice ( consequences from inappropriate responses from the respondents ) ( Hauge P 2002 ) .
3.5 Research instrument
The most popular research instrument “ questionnaire ” was used for this survey. The questionnaire was made based on the hypothesis of the survey. The questionnaire was made simple and clear linguistic communication was used so the respondents does n’t happen any trouble in make fulling it. The questionnaire was designed for those who had ailment experience with the company. And those clients were approached by the aid of the informations acquired from the company ‘s ailment handling section.
The questionnaire consisted of two chief parts. The first portion consisted of demographic inquiries such as name, age, gender, income degree of the respondents. The 2nd portion of the questionnaire consisted of inquiries sing three variables of the survey ; about the ailment handling, satisfaction and client trueness. And all the inquiries in the 2nd portion were based on 5-point Likert graduated table where 5 is Strongly Agree, 4 is Agree, 3 is Neutral, 2 is Disagree and 1 is Strongly Disagree. The 5-point Likert graduated table was originated in 1932 by a good known Rensis Likert ( Egan 2007 ) . The 5-pont Likert graduated table is really normally used, easy and helps in how to rate the responses ( Sauders et al 2009 ) . The inquiries in the 2nd portion of the questionnaire were based on certain researches conducted before e.g. Homburg & A ; Furst ( 2005 ) , Maxham & A ; Netemeyer ( 2002 ) , Aydin et Al ( 2005 ) , Ahangari ( 2005 ) .
For mensurating the ailment handling, the inquiries were adopted based on surveies such as Tax et Al ( 1998 ) , Homburg & A ; Furst ( 2005 ) , Bitner & A ; Hubbert ( 1994 ) and Ahangari ( 2005 ) . For mensurating the satisfaction, the inquiries were adopted based on surveies such as conducted by Homburg & A ; Furst ( 2005 ) and Aydin et Al ( 2005 ) . For mensurating the client trueness, the inquiries were included based on researches conducted by Homburg & A ; Gurst ( 2005 ) , Maxham & A ; Netemeyer ( 2002 ) . Two inquiries were include along with client trueness sing the word-of-mouth based on the research done by Maxham & A ; Netemeyer ( 2003 ) .
The questionnaire informations are really flexible and said to be easy explainable ( Kotler & A ; Armstrong 2006 ) . The questionnaire method is said to be the cheapest, helps in geting the respondent ‘s positions easy and it besides helps in geting big figure of informations than the interviews will offer ( Daffy 2001 ) .
The jobs associated with the questionnaire is that the respondents will be holding less figure of picks provided instead than replying in their ain words ( Kotler & A ; Armstrong 2006 ) . The other drawback is that sometimes respondents are non willing to make full the questionnairte being true and besides possibility of inquiries being misinterpreted ( Resswell 2003 ) .
3.6 Data Collection Procedure
The two chief methods for roll uping informations are the Induction & A ; Deduction methods. Induction method refers to the qualitative method where the study begins with detecting and there are opportunities of making new theories at the terminal. Whereas Deduction method is the quantitative method which starts with mentioning the theories and so the hypothesis are generated and tested. ( Bryman & A ; Bell 2005 ) . There is besides a 3rd method called as abduction which is the combination of Induction & A ; Deduction ( Alvesson & A ; Skoldberg 1994 ) .
But in this survey, the tax write-off process is used as first the theory is referred and so the hypothesis is made and tested. Quantitative attack helps in mensurating the client ‘s cognition, attitudes and their sentiments ( Cooper & A ; Schindler 2008 ) . Quantitative attack is applicable with the use of computing machine plans for analysing the information.
So, the primary information is collected for this survey by administering questionnaires to the respondents. In this survey, after geting the references of the kicking clients from the ailment managing section of the company, those respondents were approached and the questionnaire were given to them. Some of the respondents were non available on same clip as others were ; so the unavailable respondents at that specific clip were approached after some yearss as requested based on their convenience. Thus the questionnaire study took around one hebdomad because of the clip to be adjusted by the research worker based on the convenience handiness of the respondents.
The information that is antecedently recorded and gathered by others for other intents are the secondary beginnings of informations ( Cooper et al 2005 ) . The secondary informations collected for this survey was from research diary articles, books and magazines.
3.6.1 Ethical Considerations
Harmonizing to Jobber ( 2004, p909 ) , Ethical considerations is defined as “ the moral rules and values that govern the actions and determinations of an person ” . A petition was made to the director of Al Ghadeer H2O company to license for acquiring the references of the kicking clients from the ailment handling section. The permission was granted based on common understanding between the research worker and the director that those personal information of the clients will non be exposed either outside or in the survey. And based on that understanding the research worker did n’t include any personal information of the clients in the survey. The research worker has besides agreed with the company that the informations acquired from the company will non be used for any commercial intents but entirely for academic research merely. Thus the above ethical considerations were taken and the survey was done.
3.7 Statistical Tool Analysis:
Statistical analysis helps in analysing the information for happening out the relationship among the variables and proving of hypothesis. Microsoft Excel 2007 was used for the statistical analysis. There are different types of statistical analysis. The quantitative informations analysis involves descriptive statistics and illative statistics. In this survey both the descriptive and illative statistical analysis is done.
Descriptive statistics is done inorder to explicate and reexamine the information. Descriptive statistics in general involves the computation of Mean, median, manner, scope & A ; standarad divergence. In this survey, Mean was calculated by adding up all the tonss and spliting them by entire figure of respondents. Mean was calculated per respondent individually and jointly for entire respondents as good. Standard divergence was besides calculated in this survey to happen out as how much a set of values differ from one another.
Arrested development analysis was besides used in this survey to analyze the nature of relationship among the variables. In order to explicate the strength of the relationship or nexus between the dependant variable and independent variable, the coefficient of correlativity ( R ) was besides find out in this survey ( Daniel K, 2005 ) . The coefficient of finding ( R2 ) was besides done to happen out entire sum of differences in the dependant variable ( Y ) which is caused by the difference in the independent variable ( X ) .
The Analysis of Variance ( ANOVA ) was besides done in this survey. ANOVA is referred to be a statistical tool that helps in dividing the entire fluctuation of the informations into other different elements that might be either beginnings or causes of the fluctuations ( T. R. Jain, 2007 ) . Through ANOVA analysis, the arrested development coefficient value, the computed F value, p-value & A ; significance degree F value and residuary value was calculated which besides helps in proving of the hypothesis.
3.8 Chapter decision:
In this chapter, the research worker have clearly explained that the research design for this survey is descriptive research design, study will be conducted from entire figure of 80 ( 80 ) respondents, in Al Towayya residential country, Al Ain metropolis, questionnaire will be used as a research instrument ( benefits and drawbacks besides discussed ) , the primary and secondary informations aggregation process is explained every bit good, ethical considerations taken into history while roll uping the information, arrested development analysis and analysis of discrepancy ( ANOVA ) will be used for analysing the information of this survey
4. Data Analysis & A ; Interpretation:
4.1 Chapter debut:
In this chapter ( 4 ) , the information analysis will be explained and the different types of analysis techniques used in this survey. Hypothesis statements are besides mentioned and tested. For better reading of the consequences, scattered charts are besides explained in this chapter. Arrested development analysis is explained including the coefficient of correlativity ( R ) and coefficient of finding ( R2 ) . Analysis of Variance ( ANOVA ) is besides explained including all the values such as arrested development coefficient value, F – value, P-value & A ; Significance degree F value and residuary value. The demographic factor ( gender ) was besides explained to cognize whether gender has any impact on managing ailments.
Data analysis refers to the procedure of forming, coding and tabling the information required for carry oning qualitative or quantitative probe in conformity with the research design, reading and the testing of hypothesis ( T. R. Jain et Al, 2007 ) . The three chief types of informations analysis based on the figure of variables are ; Univariate analysis, Bivariate analysis and multivariate analysis ( T. R. Jain et Al, 2007 ) .
In univariate analysis, the information of one variable at a clip to be studied is analysed. The statistical tools used for analysing the univariate informations are ; steps of cardinal inclination, steps of scattering, steps of kurtosis and steps of lopsidedness ( T. R. Jain et Al, 2007 ) .
In bivariate analysis, the informations for two variables at a clip to be studied is analysed. The information includes the measuring values of both the variables X and Y. The statistical tools used are ; simple correlativity and arrested development, association of properties, cross tabular matter ( T. R. Jain et Al, 2007 ) .
In Multivariate analysis, the information is analysed for the survey that involves more than two variables at a clip. The statistical tools used in this analysis are ; multiple correlativity and arrested development, multiple discrepancy analysis, multiple analysis of discriminant, factor analysis and canonical arrested development and correlativity ( T. R. Jain et Al, 2007 ) .
This survey involves two variables at a clip, the dependant variable ( client Loyalty ) and the independent variable ( Complaint managing ) . This means that this survey involves the bivariate informations analysis.
The information of this survey was analyzed through assorted stairss. First, the information was collected from 80 respondents by administering questionnaires. The information was so coded in numerical signifier and was entered into the excel 2007 plan. The descriptive statistic analysis was done. The demographic informations such as gender, nationality and income degree was coded and mean was calculated for them. After that mean was calculated for all the statements of the variables. Mean was calculated for per respondent individually and so jointly for entire respondents. After the computation of mean, standard divergence was calculated for all the statements. Therefore, the descriptive statistic analysis was done including the demographic factors excessively in the “ sheet 1 ” of the excel file. A snapshot of it is included in the Appendix.
The hypotheses statements of this survey:
Null hypothesis, H0: There is no important relationship between ailment handling and client trueness.
Alternate hypothesis, H1: There is a important relationship between ailment handling and client trueness.
4.2 Arrested development Analysis:
“ In statistical footings, Regression is the survey of the nature of relationship between the variables so that one may be able to foretell the unknown value of one variable for a known variable of another variable ” ( T. R. Jain et Al, 2007 ) . This means that the arrested development analysis is a statistical manner of analyzing and analysing the nature of nexus among the dependant and independent variable and besides to do prognosiss.
For ciphering arrested development, the demographic factors were separated. Statements related to the variables were separated. Average was calculated individually for the ailment handling ( Independent variable ) . And so the norm was calculated for the client trueness ( Dependent variable ) individually.
Based on the norms calculated, scattered chart was used for the reading of the information. A scattered chart shows the correlativity associating the dependant and independent variables ( McGraw Hill, 2008 ) . In scattered chart the dependant variable is shown on Y-axis and the independent variable is shown on X-axis. The tendency line in the scattered chart is inclining upward from left to compensate. The upward incline of the tendency line means that there is a positive relation between client trueness ( dependent variable ) and ailment handling ( independent variable ) .
The consequence of the tendency line was depicted through equation ( shown in the below chart ) as:
Y = 0.962x + 0.309
R2 = 0.658
The arrested development expression is used to convey the additive relationship among the variables ( McGraw Hill, 2008 ) .
4.2.1 Coefficient of Correlation ( R ) & A ; Coefficient of Determination ( R2 ) :
Coefficient of correlativity ( R ) explains the strength of the relationship or nexus between the dependant variable and independent variable. The coefficient value is normally from -1 to +1. The -1 value denotes negative ( reverse ) relationship among the variables and the +1 value denotes positive ( direct ) relationship among the variables. The 0 ( nothing ) denotes no relationship between the variables ( Daniel K, 2005 ) .
In this survey, the coefficient of correlativity ( R ) value is 0.811 which is about really near to +1, this means that there is a strong positive correlativity or relationship between the client trueness ( Dependent variable ) and ailment handling ( Independent variable ) . So, in this instance, the void hypothesis ( H0 ) of this survey is rejected in favour of the alternate hypothesis ( H1 ) . This denotes there is a strong positive relationship between ailment handling and client trueness i.e. the more effectual the ailments are handled, the more client trueness will be built or achieved.
The coefficient of finding ( R2 ) refers to the entire sum of differences in the dependant variable ( Y ) which is caused by the difference in the independent variable ( X ) . The coefficient of finding is represented as “ R2 ” which means that it is the square of the coefficient of correlativity ( R ) . The coefficient of finding ( R2 ) value is normally in the scope between 0 to 1. If the R2 value is above 0.5, it means that there is positive relationship among the variables and if it is below 0.5, it means that the relationship among the variables is negative.
The analysis of this survey resulted the coefficient of finding ( R2 ) value as 0.66 which is the square of the coefficient of correlativity R ( 0.81 ) 2. So, here the R2 is 0.66 which is greater than 0.5. This means that 66 % of the discrepancy in the client trueness is caused by the difference in the manner the ailments were handled. Hence, there is a strong positive relationship between the client trueness ( dependent variable ) and ailment handling ( independent variable ) . Therefore, the alternate hypothesis ( H1: There is a important relationship between ailment handling and client trueness ) is accepted and void hypothesis ( H0 ) is rejected in this survey.
Arrested development Statisticss
Adjusted R Square
4.3 Analysis of Variance ( ANOVA ) :
The analysis of discrepancy was besides done for this survey. ANOVA is referred to be a statistical tool that helps in dividing the entire fluctuation of the informations into other different elements that might be either beginnings or causes of the fluctuations ( T. R. Jain, 2007 ) . The ANOVA values that will be explained for this survey is the arrested development coefficient value, the computed F value, p-value & A ; significance degree F value and residuary value.
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4.3.1 Regression coefficient
In this survey, the arrested development coefficient for the independent variable ( complaint handling ) is 0.96 which is about equal to 1. This besides shows a strong relationship between the ailment handling and client trueness. Therefore, the alternate hypothesis ( H1: There is a important relationship between ailment handling and client trueness ) is accepted in favour of the void hypothesis.
4.3.2 F – value
The computed F value in the arrested development analysis in this survey is 150.68 which is adequate to accept the alternate hypothesis H1 with high assurance degree. The value is greater which means that the relationship among the ailment handling and client trueness is strong plenty ( H1: There is a important relationship between ailment handling and client trueness ) . Thus void hypothesis H0 is rejected. The equation of computed F is: ( as shown above in figure )
F = SSR / K
SSE / [ n- ( k = 1 ) ]
( K is figure of independent variables, N is sample size )
F = 42.66 / 1
22.08/ [ 80- ( 1 + 1 ) ]
F = 150.68
4.3.3 P-value & A ; Significance degree F value:
P-value is the possibility of supervising a sample value every bit intense as or more intense than the value observed. P-value can be compared to the significance degree for proving the hypothesis ( McGraw Hill, 2008 ) . The consequence is said to be important if the p-value is equal to or less than the significance F value. ( p-value a‰¤ significance degree F value )
In this survey, the p-value is equal to the significance F value as 6.67. This shows that there is important relationship between the ailment handling and client trueness. Thus the void hypothesis H0 is rejected as the consequence supports the alternate hypothesis H1 ( H1: There is a important relationship between ailment handling and client trueness ) of the survey.
4.3.4 Residual Value:
A residuary value refers to the fluctuation between the definite value of Y ( dependent variable ) and the foresee value of Y ( dependent variable ) . Normally, remainders must be accurately distributed or scattered ( McGraw Hill, 2008 ) . The residuary value ( unexplained discrepancy ) of this survey is 78. The research worker while ciphering the sample size assumed the population and based upon that sample size was determined. But Sue to restrictions as mentioned ( refer Chapter 1, point 1.5 ) , the research worker went in front with the sample size of 80 ( 80 ) . This led to error in sample size.
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4.4 Demographic analysis
An analysis was done by the research worker to analyze whether gender ( demographic factor ) can be a factor act uponing the handling of the ailments good which will take to loyalty. All the values were separated for males and females and so the norms were calculated for males and females individually. Scattered chart are used for better reading of the values.
The scattered charts above shows the R2 value as 0.71 for females which is higher as compared to males R2 value is 0.62. The tendency lines for both males and females are inclining positively upwards. From the values, it can be interpreted that the relationship among ailment handling and client trueness based on gender is high for females as compared to males. And this means that gender is besides a factor which affect the manner the ailments are handled. The ground the relationship among the variables for females are high might be either the females who complain are able to convey their ailments more clear as compared to males or it might be that they are really polite in conveying the ailments which might hold led the forces in reacting or work outing their ailments taking to client trueness.
4.5 Chapter decision:
Based on all the values of arrested development analysis ( coefficient of correlativity value and coefficient of finding value ) and the values of Analysis of Variance ( ANOVA ) ( arrested development coefficient value, F – value, P-value & A ; Significance degree F value and residuary value ) , this chapter concludes there is a positive incline in the tendency line as shown through scattered charts. The hypothesis were tested based on the values through scattered charts which resulted in back uping and accepting the surrogate hypothesis ( H1: There is a important relationship between ailment handling and client trueness ) and rejected the void hypothesis ( H0: There is no important relationship between ailment handling and client trueness ) . Based on demographic factor ( gender ) the females ailments were more efficaciously handled every bit compared to males. So, gender besides has an impact on managing ailments taking to client trueness.
5. Summary of findings, decisions and recommendations:
5.1 Chapter debut:
This chapter will be concentrating on sum uping the findings of the chapter 4 with respects to proving of the hypothesis besides and consequently the survey will be concluded. Recommendations will be given in this chapter for Al Ghadeer H2O company and farther hereafter research will besides be discussed for this survey.
5.2 Summary of findings:
Entire figure of 80 respondents were surveyed and the responses were analyzed after coding them into numerical values. Arrested development and Analysis of Variance ( ANOVA ) analysis were done. Scattered chart was used for reading of informations. The hypothesis statements were tested with the values that resulted from the analysis. Gender ( demographic factor ) analysis was besides done. The consequences can be summarized as follows:
The tendency line in the scattered chart shows a positively upwards incline from left to compensate. The coefficient of correlativity ( R ) value depicted in this survey is 0.811 which is a positive value and is really close to 1. Thus this value states that there is positive relationship between the ailment handling and client trueness ( H1 ) . The coefficient of finding ( R2 ) value in this survey is 0.66 which is greater than 0.5 ( 0.66 & gt ; 0.5 ) this means that the consequence of R2 besides depicts a positive relationship between ailment handling and client trueness ( H1 ) . In the ANOVA analysis, the arrested development coefficient value is 0.96 which is about 1 ; means the relationship between the ailment handling and client trueness is positive ( H1 ) . The F – value is 150.68 which is adequate in turn outing the alternate hypothesis ( H1 ) with high assurance degree. The alternate hypothesis is accepted if the p-value is less than or equal to the significance F value is The P-value & A ; Significance degree F value in this survey are both equal as 6.67, therefore the alternate hypothesis is accepted ( H1: There is a important relationship between ailment handling and client trueness ) . The unexplained discrepancy is 78 ( residuary value ) which exists because of the sample which has been assumed by the research worker. The values are all positive and the scattered chart depicts that really clearly, Therefore the hypothesis statements after proving resulted that the consequence and all the values have:
rejected the void hypothesis H0: There is no important relationship between ailment handling and client trueness ;
and the alternate hypothesis is accepted, H1: There is a important relationship between ailment handling and client trueness.
The analysis which was done at last based on the demographic factor ( gender ) , the consequences ( R2 value is 0.71 for females and 0.61 for males ) shows that the relationship between the ailment handling and client trueness among females is higher as compared to males. This means that gender can besides consequence the relationship between the variables.
Based on the above findings, it can be concluded that, the survey resulted in back uping and accepting the alternate hypothesis ; H1: There is a important relationship between ailment handling and client trueness. The consequences goes in support with assorted theories mentioned in the literature reappraisal such as, it has been besides stated that, a successful handling of client ailments will take to constructing strong client trueness ( Tor Wallin Andreassen 1999 ) . Complaint handling is said to be holding a major consequence on client trueness ( Gronroos 2007 ) . Effective ailment handling plays a cruicial function in constructing long term client company relationship ( Morgan & A ; Hunt 1994 ) . As per the National Complaints Culture Survey ( NCCS ) which was conducted in London in 2004, resulted that 90 per centum of the clients confess that they are ready and willing to buy back from the same house if their ailments are handled efficaciously and on clip ( Christina O Neill, 2012 ) .
This survey resulted in similar manner to old research surveies “ Study A ” ( refer chapter 2, point 2.2 ) : by Tor Wallin Andreassen ( 1999 ) It was concluded by saying that satisfaction with successful ailment handling will make a positive attitude towards the company. The survey besides goes in line with the “ Study B ” ( refer chapter 2, point 2.2 ) : which was conducted by Saeideh Forouzandeh & A ; Parviz Ahmadi ( 2010 ) , The findings besides stated that the company ‘s ailment handling had a positive impact on client trueness. The survey besides goes in support with “ survey C ” ( refer chapter 2, point 2.2 ) : conducted by Michael Le Boeuf ( as cited by Ergon Energy 2000 ) , if the ailments are handled efficaciously, the clients will be satisfied, willing to remain with the same house ( client trueness achieved ) and taking positive word of oral cavity.
Therefore, the relationship between the ailment handling and client trueness is positive in Al Ghadeer H2O company which besides means that the ailments are efficaciously handled in Al Ghadeer H2O company in support with ( Fornell 1992 ) , the relationship between the strength of client ailments and client trueness relies on the house ‘s capableness of efficaciously managing client ailments.
In this survey, it has been found that the relationship between the ailment handling and client trueness is positive at al Ghadeer H2O company, this means that the direction should maintain up the good work and seek to better the ailment managing mechanism otherwise it will take to less client trueness and will be more for the company as stated by Narus & A ; Anderson ( 2004 ) , that the most effectual concern scheme is to accomplish client trueness instead than geting the new 1s for replacing the faulty clients. Supported by Gee et Al ( 2008 ) , “ it costs five or six times more to get new clients than to retain the bing 1s ” . As stated by Smith et Al ( 1999 ) , that houses need to be really cautious about ma