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Table 5 Reason to decrease participation

From: Understanding and evaluating the behavior of technical users. A study of developer interaction at StackOverflow

Reason Mean Std dev PCC
I felt bored, SO is not fun anymore 3.18 1.02 0.31
Redundant/duplicate questions have cropped up 3.59 0.99 0
Quality of questions is not good anymore 3.25 1 −0.13
Questions are now one liners 2.67 0.91 0.09
Difficult to find appropriate questions to answer 3.39 1.18 0.2
Lack of time. Busy with current work 3.94 0.81 0.16
There is a lot of negativity in SO 2.18 1.09 0.18
I have reached my personal goal 3.09 1.3 0.19
There are a lot of people to answer questions 3.45 0.85 0.79
New users don’t know how to ask questions or accept good answers 3.06 0.89 −0.16
Problems with SO management 2.3 1.14 −0.26
I have matured and have gained experience, so I am picky in my questions 3.55 1.23 0.32
  1. 1-strongly disagree, 2-disagree, 3-neutral, 4-agree, 5-strongly agree