Impact of Stress on Software Engineers Knowledge Sharing and Creativity

Muhammad Mohsin Raza, Nasir Mehmood Minhas, Hameed Ullah Khan, Ikram Asghar

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Software development involves technology as well as human efforts. Software engineering is supportive to create a quality of product by adopting the process of sharing knowledge. A lot of research was conducted on the technical side but human side of software development disregarded. Knowledge and creativity considered major factors for improving the software quality. Currently professionals working in the field of software engineering are under impressive pressure which cause stress for the Software engineers. It is highly desirable to conduct an empirical study on impact of stress on software engineers knowledge sharing & creativity. The major motivation for this study is to investigate the impact of job stress factors which can affect the software engineering knowledge sharing capabilities and creativity. The research is based on industrial assessment. For conducting this study we developed a questionnaire based on Stress Factors. Statistical analyses are performed through SPSS tool. On the basis of the results from the survey, we proposed some strategies for those factors that have high impact on software engineers and try to mitigate their affect. These results highlight stress factors and their impact on software engineers knowledge sharing and creativity, working in Pakistani software industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Business Intelligents (IJBI)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2015


  • knowledge sharing
  • creativity
  • software engineer
  • impact


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