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This questionnaire was developed by Dr Pauline Rose Clance as part of her work on the Impostor Phenomenon (more information can be found via the links at the end of this questionnaire).  
 
The tool is being used in this research to determine if the Impostor Phenomenon is experienced by women who work in STEM occupations and other occupations not traditionally populated by women.  
 
This research is being conducted by Dr Theresa Simpkin of Anglia Ruskin University and will inform broader work on gender based workforce issues.
 
A copy of the participant information sheet and the consent form should be downloaded from these links: Participant Consent Form & Participant Information Sheet
 
If you'd like more information on this work or if you'd like to take part in the interview programme on this topic, please contact Dr Theresa Simpkin at theresa.simpkin@anglia.ac.uk.
 
Please note that in proceeding you are agreeing that you have read the information sheet and agree that anonymised data can be used. You can exit the diagnostic at any time and the data will be removed from the data set.  No questions will ask you to identify yourself or your employer.  
 
The diagnostic should take no more than 10 minutes.
 
Many thanks for your interest and assistance with this important work.
 
(Questionnaire used with permission.  Do not replicate or distribute without permission from Dr Pauline Rose Clance.)
 
 

I am happy to proceed having read and understood the participant information sheet.
Yes
I identify myself as
Female
Male
My occupation level is
My occupation title is (please state the name of your job)
I work in a Data Centre
Yes
No
My income in GB pounds is (please approximate if not working in the UK)
My highest level of schooling or qualification (please state an equivalent for countries outside of the UK)?
My place of work is
I have often succeeded on a test or task even though I was afraid that I would not do well before I undertook the task.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
I can give the impression that I'm more competent than I really am.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
I avoid evaluations if possible and have a dread of others evaluating me.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
When people praise me for something I've accomplished, I'm afraid I won't be able to live up to their expectations of me in the future.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
I sometimes think I obtained my present position or gained my present success because I happened to be in the right place at the right time or knew the right people.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
I'm afraid people important to me may find out that I'm not as capable as they think I am.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
I tend to remember the incidents in which I have not done my best more than those times I have done my best.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
I rarely do a project or task as well as I'd like to do it.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
Sometimes I feel or believe that my success in life or in my job has been the result of some kind of error.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
It's hard for me to accept compliments or praise about my intelligence or accomplishments.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
At times, I feel my success has been due to some kind of luck.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
I'm disappointed at times in my present accomplishments and think I should have accomplished much more.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
Sometimes I'm afraid that others will discover how much knowledge or ability I really lack.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
I'm often afraid that I may fail at a new assignment or undertaking even though I generally do well at what I attempt.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
When I've succeeded at something and received recognition for my accomplishments, I have doubts that I can keep repeating that success.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
If I receive a great deal of praise and recognition for something I've accomplished, I tend to discount the importance of what I've done.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
I often compare my ability to those around me and think they may be more intelligent than I am.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
I often worry about not succeeding with a project or examination, even though others around me have considerable confidence that I will do well.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
If I'm going to receive a promotion or gain recognition of some kind, I hesitate to tell others until it is an accomplished fact.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
I feel bad and discouraged if I'm not "the best" or at least "very special" in situations that involved achievement.
Not at all true
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very true
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