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The effects of openness to experience on pair programming in a higher education context

Salleh, Norsaremah and Mendes, Emilia and Grundy, John (2011) The effects of openness to experience on pair programming in a higher education context. In: 2011 24th IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, CSEE and T 2011, 22 - 24 May 2011, Waikiki, Honolulu.

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Abstract

This paper describes a formal experiment carried out to investigate the effect of the personality factor Openness to experience on the academic performance of students who practiced pair programming (PP) in higher education. The experiment was carried out at the University of Auckland, using as subjects undergraduate students attending an introductory software programming course. Our results showed that differences in Openness level could significantly affect academic performance of students who pair programmed. In addition, our results also showed that most students gained higher satisfaction from the PP experience and their confidence level in solving programming exercises was also high.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3705/2137 DOI: 10.1109/CSEET.2011.5876082
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic performance; Confidence levels; Formal Experiments; Higher education; Pair-programming; Programming exercise; Software programming; Undergraduate students
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Depositing User: Dr Norsaremah Salleh
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 10:02
Last Modified: 26 May 2015 15:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2137

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