This study analyzed the potential factors that have an impact on the self-efficacy of college students. Specifically, perceived discrimination, imposter feelings, social support, first-generation status, and socioeconomic status were examined in relationship to self-efficacy. Previous research has demonstrated that these variables have a significant relationship with self-efficacy. Specifically, ethnic minorities and women are the groups that experience the biggest drops in self-efficacy in relationship to these variables. The current study found that imposter feelings are negatively related to self-efficacy. It further found first-generations status to be a positive predictor of self-efficacy.
Dugans, Darryl, "The Effects of Imposter Feelings, Social Support, Perceived Discrimination, and SES on Self-efficacy" (2019). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8603.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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