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.
This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Adultspan Journal. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication.
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.