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ERIC Number: ED536772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 103
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-9818-4
A Study of the Impostor Phenomenon among Male Nurse Educators
Pierce, Stephanie S.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The Clance Impostor Phenomenon Scale and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale continue to be used to measure impostor characteristics and levels of self-esteem in aggregate populations in corporate and academic environments. Previous studies have focused on females or female dominate populations. A correlational study of nursing educators that are male from the United States was initiated to expose any relationships between level of self-esteem, number of impostor characteristics and age, years of teaching, academic rank, highest degree achieved and tenure status. Results revealed a statistically significant relationship between level of self-esteem and impostor characteristics in the overall sample population and two of seven impostor subsets. The data analysis did not expose a dependent or independent relationship between self-esteem and impostor characteristics. No statistically significant relationships were found between the independent variables and level of self-esteem or impostor characteristics scores. This research will be useful in recruitment and retention initiatives to increase the number of male nursing faculty in order to provide strong male professional nursing role modeling for nursing students. Recommendations for future studies to further this body of research knowledge are provided. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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