I have been a Software Developer for 25 years mostly PC based (C/C++) for the last 20. I have been earning my Doctorate for the past 4 years and am now doing my Dissertation. The theme of my dissertation is the relationships between job characteristics, job satisfaction and turnover intention among Software Developers. I have developed a model that shows the paths from job characteristics such as autonomy or task significance to job satisfiers such as internal work motivation or satisfaction with pay, and ending with the Developer's turnover intention (quitting their job in the near future). Survey data will drive the model and will hopefully serve as a basis for structuring programs and policies to promote the retention of Software Developers.
The help I need is if you’re a Software Developer I would truly appreciate it if you would take a few minutes out of your busy schedule and take my survey at http://www.dolphinmsds.com/progsurvey
Your e-mail address is optional but if you leave it I will send you a copy of my dissertation in the next 90 days. I will also have a drawing for 4 Amazon $50 gift certificates for survey participants. The survey results will be very helpful for future developers and for management to understand the nature of developers. Feel free to ask your Developer friends and I sincerely thank you for the help.