A Reference Model of Public Institutions’ Quality Practices, Citizens’ Satisfaction and Performance Quality

Asta Daunoriene, Alma Zekeviciene

Abstract


Recent years improving public services quality by using quality management methods became one of the most important quality initiatives in Lithuanian public sector. Public institutions have a great challenge to ensure a high level quality focusing on the citizens’ requirements, processes, innovation and environment as well. However, the relations of public institutions’ quality dimensions do not receive a lot of attention from research community and practitioners. In spite of that this paper complements Lithuanian public institutions service quality area and its’ relationship with citizens satisfaction and adds example of operationalization of different dimensions of public institutions’ performance quality. Using secondary data along with methodological measurement, this paper provides representative information about citizens’ perceptions on the influence of public institutions quality improvement actions to citizen’s satisfaction and public institution’s performance quality. Research findings present the importance of citizens’ satisfaction survey results as a possibility to find service quality improvement areas by using different quality management practices as well as to increase citizens’ satisfaction on perceived service quality. Developed and explored reference model integrates different relationships between public institutions’ quality practices, infrastructure quality, application waiting time, information quality and citizens’ satisfaction on service quality and performance quality. Reference model tested on secondary data presents theoretical evidences and provides informative results for the public institutions service quality continuous improvement actions.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ee.26.4.6066


Keywords


Public institutions performance quality, citizens’ satisfaction, QM methods.

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Print ISSN: 1392-2785
Online ISSN: 2029-5839