Influence of Human Personality in Software Engineering - A Systematic Literature Review

Anderson S. Barroso, Jamille S. Madureira, Michel S. Soares, Rogerio P. C. do Nascimento


Personality of software engineering professionals has been a continuous element of interest in academic research. Researchers have applied different models of personality analysis in various software engineering areas to identify improvement points, to promote job satisfaction and to better organize teams. This paper aims to conduct a study, by means of a systematic literature review (SLR), to evaluate personality models applied in software engineering and to understand how human personality influences professional’s work. Three main models, most frequently used, were identified (MBTI, BIG 5 and FFM) to evaluate software engineering professionals. There is evidence of the influence of personality on the activities performed. However, some results have suggested that the study of personality is not an easy task to be performed, because there are contradictions in findings that challenges the validity of studies.


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Barroso A., S. Madureira J., Soares M. and do Nascimento R. (2017). Influence of Human Personality in Software Engineering - A Systematic Literature Review . In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-249-3, pages 53-62. DOI: 10.5220/0006292000530062

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author={Anderson S. Barroso and Jamille S. Madureira and Michel S. Soares and Rogerio P. C. do Nascimento},
title={Influence of Human Personality in Software Engineering - A Systematic Literature Review},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - Influence of Human Personality in Software Engineering - A Systematic Literature Review
SN - 978-989-758-249-3
AU - Barroso A.
AU - S. Madureira J.
AU - Soares M.
AU - do Nascimento R.
PY - 2017
SP - 53
EP - 62
DO - 10.5220/0006292000530062