Motivation in software engineering & personal characteristics of software engineers

Mobashar Rahman, Ahmad Kamil B. Mahmood, Rohani Salleh, Aamir Amin

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Abstract

Motivation is crucial in influencing the performance and productivity of individuals and thus plays an important role in building competitive advantage of an organization. Recently studies on motivation in the software engineering field have been of interest to researchers. The rationale behind such interest is attributed to the fact that software engineering is a distinct profession thus strategies to motivate them may be different from other professions and are therefore crucial to be understood. Motivation is argued as situational and is very much dependent on personal characteristics. This paper discusses motivation in the field of software engineering and examines the characteristics of Malaysia software engineers. Questionnaire was used as data collection method and 80 respondents participated in the study. The results revealed some salient characteristics of Malaysian software engineers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationExploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781457718847, 9781457718830
ISBN (Print)9781457718823
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2012
Event3rd National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011 - Perak, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Sep 201120 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference3rd National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityPerak
Period19/09/1120/09/11

Keywords

  • characteristics
  • Malaysia
  • motivation
  • software engineers

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