Maria Törnroos’s Audio column 6/Research highlight: Impostor syndrome, belongingness and wellbeing in academia

Studies show that impostor syndrome is common, especially among highly educated and high-achieving individuals, such as doctoral students. Doctoral students who suffer from impostor syndrome avoid new and challenging opportunities because they are afraid of failure and of being exposed. What a waste of intelligent minds. But how does impostor syndrome develop and what does belongingness have to do with it?