¹Queens High School for the Sciences at York College
Jamaica, New York

²Department of Biology
Albion College
Albion, Michigan


A Comparative Study of Imposter Syndrome between High-Achieving Asian Female High School and College Students in the U.S. and Taiwan

Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon that affects how individuals depict themselves, often delineated through feelings of inadequacy and incompetence despite external evidence of success and achievement. Imposter symptoms linger as students advance in their academic trajectory through high school and college in the U.S. and Taiwan. Each setting embodies its own unique environment and psychosocial stressors that may induce more pressure and tension than the other. The purpose of this study was to conduct a comparative analysis of the differences between perceptions of three domains of the imposter phenomenon (i.e., self, peers, and family values) among a sample of 108 Asian female high school and college students in the U.S. and Taiwan.

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