Presentation Title

Imposter Phenomenon: Impact on First Generation College Students

Start Date

April 2020

End Date

April 2020

Major Field of Study

Occupational Therapy

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Karen McCarthy, OTD, OTR/L

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Background:Current literature has evaluated the dynamic of IP amongst college graduates transitioning into entry-level jobs, professionals in their careers, and minority groups entering higher education. However, there is a gap in the current literature that overlooks the interaction between occupational experiences, IP, and FGCS. The purpose of this study is to use grounded theory to observe the experiences of IP among FGCS enrolled in four year universities.The research question developed to guide this study asks: What are the occupational experiences of FGCS who identify with the IP? Based on the gap between IP and FGCS, it is hypothesized that FGCS do encounter IP. Moreover, the way they encounter their occupations may be dissimilar to CGCS or to those who do not identify with IP. Methods: This qualitative study uses snowball and purposive sampling for an initial screening survey to collect demographics and perceptions of the Imposter Phenomenon through a sample narrative with prompted questions. Subsequent to this survey is a semi-structured interview reflecting principles from the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement (CMOP-E). Thematic analysis will be used to code and theme commonalities within the collected data to generate a grounded theory based on the Imposter Phenomenon. Results & Conclusion: Data on this study is still being collected and themed; therefore, results and conclusion cannot be disseminated until all interviews are conducted and analyzed.

Comments

This presentation was accepted for the Scholarly and Creative Works Conference at Dominican University of California. The Conference was canceled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Imposter Phenomenon: Impact on First Generation College Students

Background:Current literature has evaluated the dynamic of IP amongst college graduates transitioning into entry-level jobs, professionals in their careers, and minority groups entering higher education. However, there is a gap in the current literature that overlooks the interaction between occupational experiences, IP, and FGCS. The purpose of this study is to use grounded theory to observe the experiences of IP among FGCS enrolled in four year universities.The research question developed to guide this study asks: What are the occupational experiences of FGCS who identify with the IP? Based on the gap between IP and FGCS, it is hypothesized that FGCS do encounter IP. Moreover, the way they encounter their occupations may be dissimilar to CGCS or to those who do not identify with IP. Methods: This qualitative study uses snowball and purposive sampling for an initial screening survey to collect demographics and perceptions of the Imposter Phenomenon through a sample narrative with prompted questions. Subsequent to this survey is a semi-structured interview reflecting principles from the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement (CMOP-E). Thematic analysis will be used to code and theme commonalities within the collected data to generate a grounded theory based on the Imposter Phenomenon. Results & Conclusion: Data on this study is still being collected and themed; therefore, results and conclusion cannot be disseminated until all interviews are conducted and analyzed.