Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Motivations (systematic review)...

Models of motivation in software engineering
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2008.05.009

I've written about motivations a few times, so let me write another paper review. This systematic review is a very good set of references for research on motivation in software engineering.

This paper proposes a model where they identify intristic and extristic factors. Again, technology challenges are one of the main drivers. What are the others then? Well, some are:
- variety of task
- feedback
- intellectual stimulation
- individualized consideration
- ...

The interesting thing is that they also put some numbers on how important different aspects are in a number of different models which they investigate.

I also recommend reading http://www.jstor.org/stable/249347 where the motivation is evaluated from the perspective of job satisfaction. This particular paper is a bit old, but still interesting.
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