The impostor syndrome can be defined as having a feeling of doubtfulness or incompetence when it comes to one’s
accomplishments (Bernard, Lige, Willis, Sosoo, & Neblett, 2017).
Empirical research has shown that there is a positive association between perceived racial discrimination and the impostor
syndrome (Bernard, Hoggard, & Neblett, 2018). In addition, impostor syndrome has negatively linked to African American
women’s psychological well-being, such as depression and anxiety (Bernard et al. 2017). This quantitative study aims to explore (1)
self-esteem and mindfulness as potential moderators for the association between perceived racial discrimination and impostor
syndrome; and (2) self-esteem and mindfulness as potential moderators for the mediating effect of perceived racial
discrimination on psychological well-being through impostor syndrome.
impostor syndrome, psychological well-being, perceived racial