Gender differences in personality traits of software engineers

Show simple item record Russo, Daniel Stol, Klaas-Jan 2020-06-24T12:55:04Z 2020-06-24T12:55:04Z 2020-06-18
dc.identifier.citation Russo, D. and Stol, K. J. (2020) 'Gender differences in personality traits of software engineers', IEEE Transactions On Software Engineering, In Press, doi: 10.1109/TSE.2020.3003413 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 16 en
dc.identifier.issn 0098-5589
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/TSE.2020.3003413 en
dc.description.abstract There is a growing body of gender studies in software engineering to understand diversity and inclusion issues, as diversity is recognized to be a key issue to healthy teams and communities. A second factor often linked to team performance is personality, which has received far more attention. Very few studies, however, have focused on the intersection of these two fields. Hence, we set out to study gender differences in personality traits of software engineers. Through a survey study we collected personality data, using the HEXACO model, of 483 software engineers. The data were analyzed using a Bayesian independent sample t-test and network analysis. The results suggest that women score significantly higher in Openness to Experience, Honesty-Humility, and Emotionality than men. Further, men show higher psychopathic traits than women. Based on these findings, we develop a number of propositions that can guide future research. en
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dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) en
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dc.subject Gender en
dc.subject Empirical software engineering en
dc.subject Bayesian statistics en
dc.subject Network analysis. en
dc.subject Personality traits en
dc.title Gender differences in personality traits of software engineers en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Klaas-Jan Stol, Computer Science, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering en
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dc.internal.bibliocheck In press, June 2020. Update citation. Add volume, issue, page numbers.
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG)/15/SIRG/3293/IE/Software Development with Alternative Workforces/ en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/13/RC/2094/IE/Lero - the Irish Software Research Centre/ en

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