Language barriers in hotels How language proficiency influences perceived service quality

  • Joshua Wagner NHTV University of Applied Sciences

Abstract

In the hotel industry, which is highly international and therefore prone to language barriers, the interaction between an employee and a guest is very important as companies try to make them loyal to their brand and reap the benefits of guest retention. In this research, an experiment has been conducted to test the relationship between language proficiency (LP) and perceived service quality (PSQ). In a nutshell, a B2 level (Common European Framework of Reference, Council of Europe, 2001) emerged as the minimum requirement to perform above average and statistical analysis revealed that different indicators of PSQ are affected differently by a lack of LP.

How to Cite
WAGNER, Joshua. Language barriers in hotels How language proficiency influences perceived service quality. Student Undergraduate Research E-journal!, [S.l.], v. 4, nov. 2018. ISSN 2468-0443. Available at: <https://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/sure/article/view/2823>. Date accessed: 09 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.25609/sure.v4.2823.
Published
2018-11-09