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Do Personality Profiles Differ in the Pakistani Software Industry and Academia – A Study
Arif Raza, Zaka-ul-Mustafa, Luiz Fernando Capretz
Pages - 60 - 66     |    Revised - 15-11-2012     |    Published - 31-12-2012
Volume - 3   Issue - 4    |    Publication Date - December 2012  Table of Contents
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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Software Engineering (SE), Human Factors, Personality Profiles
ABSTRACT
Effects of personality profiles and human factors in software engineering (SE) have been studied from different perspectives such as software life cycle, team performance, software quality attributes and so on. This study intends to compare personality profiles of software engineers in academia and industry. In this survey we have collected personality profiles of software engineers from academia and the local industry in Pakistan. According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) instrument, the most prominent personality type among academicians is a combination of Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging (ISTJ). However the most dominant personality type among software engineers in industry is a combination of Extroversion, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging (ESTJ). The results of study establish that software engineers working in industry are mostly extroverts as compared to those in academia who tend to be introverts. Sensing, Thinking, and Judging (STJ) however remain common in the dominant personality types of software engineers, both in industry and academia.
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Dr. Arif Raza
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) - Pakistan
arif_raza@mcs.edu.pk
Mr. Zaka-ul-Mustafa
National University of Sciences and Technology - Pakistan
Dr. Luiz Fernando Capretz
The University of Western Ontario - Canada