This study qualitatively explored the imposter phenomenon among 29 emerging adults who were transitioning into professional life. A grounded theory was developed that described the imposter phenomenon, internal and external contributing factors, and its impact in terms of performance and affective reactions. Implications for counselors of emerging adults are discussed.
Lane, Joel A., "The Imposter Phenomenon among Emerging Adults Transitioning into Professional Life: Developing A Grounded Theory" (2014). Counselor Education Faculty Publications and Presentations. 24.