2020 journal article

Veterinarians and impostor syndrome: an exploratory study


By: L. Kogan*, R. Schoenfeld-Tacher n, P. Hellyer*, E. Grigg* & E. Kramer*

MeSH headings : Adult; Anxiety Disorders / epidemiology; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Humans; Internationality; Male; Middle Aged; Prevalence; Risk Factors; Self Concept; Veterinarians / psychology; Veterinarians / statistics & numerical data
TL;DR: Veterinarians in general have an alarmingly high prevalence of IS with young, female graduates practising in the UK and NZ at increased risk, and women, UK residents and new practitioners reported higher levels of impact in their professional life. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Added: November 16, 2020

BackgroundImpostor syndrome (IS) is the tendency to doubt one's abilities despite positive evidence to the contrary. Individuals with IS are afraid of being discovered as intellectual frauds and attribute their successes to external qualities.