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M. Kuutila, M. V. Mäntylä, M. Claes and M. Elovainio, "Reviewing Literature on Time Pressure in Software Engineering and Related Professions: Computer Assisted Interdisciplinary Literature Review," 2017 IEEE/ACM 2nd International Workshop on Emotion Awareness in Software Engineering (SEmotion), Buenos Aires, 2017, pp. 54-59. doi: 10.1109/SEmotion.2017.11

Reviewing literature on time pressure in software engineering and related professions : computer assisted interdisciplinary literature review

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Author: Kuutila, Miikka1; Mäntylä, Mika V.1; Claes, Maëlick1;
Organizations: 1M3S / ITEE, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017
Publish Date: 2019-01-02


During the past few years, psychological diseases related to unhealthy work environments, such as burnouts, have drawn more and more public attention. One of the known causes of these affective problems is time pressure. In order to form a theoretical background for time pressure detection in software repositories, this paper combines interdisciplinary knowledge by analyzing 1270 papers found on Scopus database and containing terms related to time pressure. By clustering those papers based on their abstract, we show that time pressure has been widely studied across different fields, but relatively little in software engineering. From a literature review of the most relevant papers, we infer a list of testable hypotheses that we want to verify in future studies in order to assess the impact of time pressures on software developers’ mental health.

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ISBN: 978-1-5386-2793-8
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-2794-5
Pages: 54 - 59
DOI: 10.1109/SEmotion.2017.11
Host publication: 2017 IEEE/ACM 2nd International Workshop on Emotion Awareness in Software Engineering (SEmotion)
Conference: International Workshop on Emotion Awareness in Software Engineering
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: The first, second and third author have been supported by Academy of Finland grant 298020.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 298020
Detailed Information: 298020 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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