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Understanding personality differences in software organizations using Keirsey Temperament Sorter

Yilmaz, Murat and O'Connor, Rory (2015) Understanding personality differences in software organizations using Keirsey Temperament Sorter. IET Software, 9 (5). pp. 129-134. ISSN 1751-8806

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In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in exploring personality differences to improve work experience in software organisations. This study presents a personality assessment process conducted on 382 software practitioners using the Keirsey temperament sorter II. The primary goal of this assessment is to explore the personality temperaments of software practitioners working in different types of software development organisations. In addition, a novel visualisation approach is proposed for arranging temperaments using a periodic table-like structure. The results suggest that the authors approach provides an effective means to investigate an organisation's personality profile while assessing personality types.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Human factors; Software development management; Software houses; Keirsey Temperament Sorter II; Organisation personality profile; Periodic table-like structure; Personality assessment process; Personality differences; Personality temperaments; Software development organisations; Visualisation approach
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Lero: The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
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Deposited On:26 Jan 2016 14:28 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 26 Jan 2016 14:28

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