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The Imposter Phenomenon and Its Relationship Between Anxiety and Students

Wolfe, Jade (2021) The Imposter Phenomenon and Its Relationship Between Anxiety and Students. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The imposter phenomenon is defined as the belief that one’s accomplishments were a result of either luck, the hard work of others or manipulating others. The main research aim of the current study is to investigate the relationship between the imposter phenomenon and anxiety within Irish students. The study also investigated the gender biases in these two issues and how gender moderates between them. A questionnaire was filled out by participants (n= 80), comprised of demographic questions, the Clance Imposter Phenomenon Scale, and the Beck Anxiety Indicator. The results of the study showed that females are more likely than males to score highly in both the imposter phenomenon and anxiety, respectively. The results also found that there is a significant positive correlation between the imposter phenomenon and anxiety. Lastly, the results showed that males were more likely than females to experience a correlation between the imposter phenomenon and anxiety. The results of the current study indicate the importance of education on both the imposter phenomenon and anxiety in tandem with each other within Irish colleges.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Emotions
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2021 11:10
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 15:51
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4975

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