Department of Elementary Special Education
Daegu University
Gyeonsangbuk-Do, Republic of Korea

Forest Hills High School
Queens, New York

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

The Impact of COVID-19 on Students’ Perceptions of
Imposter Syndrome: An Exploratory Study Applied to
High-Achieving Asian Female High School Students
in New York City

Imposter syndrome is a mental health issue that affects how individuals depict themselves and is often delineated through their feelings of inadequacy and incompetence despite evidence of success and achievement. With COVID-19, students in New York City have been taking virtual classes for about a year already. Virtual schooling usually allows students to converse with their teachers and fellow classmates through video conferencing and internet chatting, but it also does not allow any physical or face-to-face interaction of any kind. This study attempted to investigate the perceptions of the high-achieving female Asian students regarding imposter syndrome and the impact of the virtual learning due to COVID-19 on students’ perceptions of the imposter syndrome.

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