International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Prevalence of Imposter Phenomenon among Saudi Female Faculty& Its Roots during their Childhood: Qualitative Approach
Tagreed Malek Yousef Jeledan

This study explored a) the prevalence of IP among female faculty in Medina, b) family interactions and parents’ influence during faculty childhood. To that end, the paper investigates parenting styles, conflicts, familial and siblings' dynamics as possible variables, which may be predictive of IP. The sample comprises 60 female faculty in Medina, age between 24 to 48 years old, with a mean age of 34.29 years (SD= 7.36). The study employed the Arabic version of Clance Imposter Phenomenon Scale and the Thematic Apperception Test. Quantitative and qualitative data research methods were used in this paper. Findings of the study’s QUAN constituent reveal moderate prevalence of IP among faculty in Medina; 23.33% of the sample seem to frequently have IP thoughts and feelings. Results of the QUAL part confirm that instructors’ family interactions and parents influence (parenting styles, conflicts, familial and siblings' dynamics with the subject) are predictive of IP.

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