Models of motivation in software engineering
I've written about motivations a few times, so let me write another paper review. This systematic review is a very good set of references for research on motivation in software engineering.
This paper proposes a model where they identify intristic and extristic factors. Again, technology challenges are one of the main drivers. What are the others then? Well, some are:
- variety of task
- intellectual stimulation
- individualized consideration
The interesting thing is that they also put some numbers on how important different aspects are in a number of different models which they investigate.
I also recommend reading http://www.jstor.org/stable/249347 where the motivation is evaluated from the perspective of job satisfaction. This particular paper is a bit old, but still interesting.