Surviving Impostor Syndrome

Navigating Through the Mental Rollercoaster of a Doctoral Sojourn

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v12i2.3274

Keywords:

impostor syndrome, mental health, reflection, community support, self-appreciation

Abstract

Studying overseas may offer myriad riches of extraordinary experiences, especially due to the opportunities to immerse into a different academic culture. However, for some, the difference may be a hurdle that brings them into a mental roller coaster along their academic career. In this reflective paper, against the backdrop of my overseas studies experiences, I recount my bumpy journey of battling the so-called impostor syndrome which prevented me from being productive until I found the lights at the end of the tunnel and finally found a way to move on with my journey and earned my degree. Self-appreciation and community support seemed to be the most important influences that may have led me to be free from the syndrome and to finally achieve my main objectives.

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Published

2021-09-06

How to Cite

Fitriyah, S. M. (2021). Surviving Impostor Syndrome: Navigating Through the Mental Rollercoaster of a Doctoral Sojourn. Journal of International Students, 12(2). https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v12i2.3274

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Cross-Border Narratives