International Journal of Information Systems and Social Changes
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Studies related to human aspects in software engineering (SE) have been performed from different perspectives. These perspectives include the study of human factors in different phases of software life cycle, effect of team performance in software development, how can a personality trait suit a particular task, and about some other miscellaneous issues. This research work aims to establish personality profiles of Pakistani software engineers using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) instrument. In this survey, we have collected personality profiles of 110 software engineers. Moreover, their preferences of software quality attributes have also been collected. Analysis of the study shows that the most prominent personality type is a combination of introversion, sensing, thinking and judging. Investigative results indicate that most of the software engineers consider usability and functionality as the most important software quality attributes.
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Raza A., Capretz L.F. and Mustafa Z. Personality Profiles of Software Engineers and Their Software Quality Preferences, International Journal of Information Systems and Social Changes (IJISSC), IGI Global, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp. 74-84, DOI: 10.4018/ijissc.2014070106, July-September 2014.