Impostor Phenomenon

Short Description: This module includes a short scale of the CIPS to assess the impostor phenomenon. The impostor phenomenon describes an internal experience of intellectual and professional phoniness despite objective evidence indicating the opposite. Sufferers are unable to internalize their successful experiences and tend to neglect the objective evidence of their competence.

Methodological Details: Five self-report items, e.g., “I am afraid that people who are important to me may find out that I am not as competent as they believe”.

Contact

Year

Respondents

Dataset

Variables

Availability

Mirjam Zanchetta, University of Salzburg [E-Mail]

2015

~2800

inno

hochsta1, hochsta3, im_is, hochsta4, hochsta5, hochsta2

04/2018