Perfectionism and Impostor Phenomenon as Predictors of Work Engagement and Subjective Well-Being

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages
Affiliation: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Address: Perm, Perm, Studencheskaya Street, 38, Russia
Occupation: Senior Lecturer of the School of Psychology, Senior Research Fellow of the International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation
Affiliation: HSE University
Address: Myasnickaya str., b., 20
Affiliation: Department of Foreign Languages, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Address: Russian Federation
Occupation: Professor of the Department of General Psychology
Affiliation: Institute of Social Sciences RANEPA
Address: 119571, Moscow, Vernadsky Avenue, 82, Russia
Occupation: Professor, Department of Foreign Languages
Affiliation: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Address: Perm, Studencheskaya Street, 38, Russia
Journal namePsikhologicheskii zhurnal
EditionVolume 43 Issue 3

Perfectionism and Imposter Phenomenon are key psychological traits of modern organization’s employees. The purpose of this research is to investigate perfectionism and Impostor Phenomenon as predictors of work engagement and subjective well-being among Russian employees. 359 working employees took part in the study by filling-in questionnaires for the scales of Perfectionism, Impostor Phenomenon, Work Engagement, Subjective Happiness and Satisfaction with Life. Impostor Phenomenon is positively correlated with standards (positive effect of perfectionism) and discrepancy (negative effect of perfectionism). Multiple regression analyses indicate that standards are positive predictors and Impostor Phenomenon and discrepancy are negative predictors for work engagement and subjective well-being. These findings are of practical importance for psychological and organizational counselling.

Keywordsperfectionism, Impostor Phenomenon, work engagement, well-being, professional environment
AcknowledgmentThe reported study was funded by Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project number 20-013-00743.
Publication date23.06.2022
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