This study extends the justice-trust-word-of-mouth (WOM) model to identify which forms of perceived justice of service recovery have a greater impact on the consumers' affective/cognitive trust and to identify which trust more significantly influences WOM behaviour. Data was collected through a self-reported questionnaire administered to 326 undergraduate students who had experienced service failure and service recovery within the previous three months. The results reveal that while interactional justice dominates influences on affective trust, distributive justice has more significant influence on cognitive trust. Consequently, affective trust is one of the more crucial determinants of WOM behaviour. The finding assists service marketers in creating effective service and standards in the process of service recovery.
International Journal of Services and Standards 7(3-4), pp.278-290