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ERIC Number: EJ813956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1099-0399
Attachment, Entitlement, and the Impostor Phenomenon in Female Graduate Students
Gibson-Beverly, Gina; Schwartz, Jonathan R.
Journal of College Counseling, v11 n2 p119 Fall 2008
This study examined the utility of attachment and entitlement as predictors of the impostor phenomenon in female graduate students. Findings suggested that individuals with high levels of self-reliance/self-assurance entitlement are able to associate positive feedback with stable internal attributes. Those with anxious attachment and narcissistic expectations/self-promotion entitlement, however, were unable to openly accept positive feedback because of perceived deficits in self-worth. Implications are discussed for addressing these issues with female college counseling clients. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A