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The effect of software engineers' personality traits on team climate and performance: a systematic literature review

Soomro, Arjumand Bano, Salleh, Norsaremah, Mendes, Emilia, Grundy, John, Burch, Giles and Nordin, Azlin 2016, The effect of software engineers' personality traits on team climate and performance: a systematic literature review, Information and software technology, vol. 73, pp. 52-65, doi: 10.1016/j.infsof.2016.01.006.

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Title The effect of software engineers' personality traits on team climate and performance: a systematic literature review
Author(s) Soomro, Arjumand Bano
Salleh, Norsaremah
Mendes, Emilia
Grundy, John
Burch, Giles
Nordin, Azlin
Journal name Information and software technology
Volume number 73
Start page 52
End page 65
Total pages 14
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-05
ISSN 0950-5849
1873-6025
Keyword(s) software team climate
personality and software engineering
systematic literature review
team performance
Science & Technology
Technology
Computer Science, Information Systems
Computer Science, Software Engineering
Computer Science
DESIGN TEAMS
QUALITY
LEADERSHIP
SUCCESS
Summary Context Over the past 50 years numerous studies have investigated the possible effect that software engineers' personalities may have upon their individual tasks and teamwork. These have led to an improved understanding of that relationship; however, the analysis of personality traits and their impact on the software development process is still an area under investigation and debate. Further, other than personality traits, "team climate" is also another factor that has also been investigated given its relationship with software teams' performance. Objective The aim of this paper is to investigate how software professionals' personality is associated with team climate and team performance. Method In this paper we detail a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) of the effect of software engineers' personality traits and team climate on software team performance. Results Our main findings include 35 primary studies that have addressed the relationship between personality and team performance without considering team climate. The findings showed that team climate comprises a wide range of factors that fall within the fields of management and behavioral sciences. Most of the studies used undergraduate students as subjects and as surrogates of software professionals. Conclusions The findings from this SLR would be beneficial for understanding the personality assessment of software development team members by revealing the traits of personality taxonomy, along with the measurement of the software development team working environment. These measurements would be useful in examining the success and failure possibilities of software projects in development processes. General terms Human factors, performance.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.infsof.2016.01.006
Field of Research 080309 Software Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 890202 Application Tools and System Utilities
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Elsevier B.V.
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Free to Read Start Date 2018-06-01
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30082453

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Information Technology
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