The Links Between Imposter Phenomenon and Implicit Theory of Intelligence Among Chinese Adolescents
Available Online 6 November 2020.
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- Imposter Phenomenon, Implicit theory of intelligence, Adolescence
- Both imposter phenomenon and implicit theory of intelligence have an impact on adolescents’ development, especially affecting their academic progress and mental health. Therefore, these two constructs are well worth investigating, especially in the previously unexplored Chinese adolescent sample. In the present study, the aim was to find out the relationship between imposter phenomenon and Stability of existing ability and Modifiability of ability deficits. In total, Chinese high school students (N=173, Mean age=16.7) completed the Clance Imposter Phenomenon Scale  and Implicit Personality theory scale contains two sub-scales measuring Stability and Modifiability belief . Among them, 108 females and 65 males have done the online questionnaire survey. The result suggested there is no significant relationship between imposter Phenomenon and Stability of existing ability and Modifiability of ability deficits in the current sample.Yet a significant difference was identified among the groups with different imposter scores, suggesting a curving effect. Meanwhile, no significant gender differences were noted in the current sample in terms of the three variables. But the results were shown that Chinese high school students had relatively high imposter scores, indicating potential cultural variance. Implications for avoiding imposter phenomenon for Chinese adolescents was discussed, raising awareness in high level of imposter phenomenon among Chinese adolescents.
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TY - CONF AU - Xinyi Xu PY - 2020 DA - 2020/11/06 TI - The Links Between Imposter Phenomenon and Implicit Theory of Intelligence Among Chinese Adolescents BT - 2020 5th International Conference on Modern Management and Education Technology (MMET 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1 EP - 10 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201023.001 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201023.001 ID - Xu2020 ER -