Psychological Safety and Norm Clarity in Software Engineering Teams
Paper i proceeding, 2018
Therefore, with the aim of extending the knowledge of these concepts, we examined if psychological safety and team norm clarity associate positively with software developers' self-assessed team performance and job satisfaction, two important elements of effectiveness.
We collected industry survey data from practitioners (N = 217) in 38 development teams working for five different organizations. The result of multiple linear regression analyses indicates that both psychological safety and team norm clarity predict team members' self-assessed performance and job satisfaction. The findings also suggest that clarity of norms is a stronger (30% and 71% stronger) predictor than psychological safety.
This research highlights the need to examine, in more detail, the relationship between social norms and software development. The findings of this study could serve as an empirical baseline for such, future work.
Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik
Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering
Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
02705257 (ISSN)79-86 3195847