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What imposters risk at work: Exploring imposter phenomenon, stress coping, and job outcomes

Published on Mar 1, 2018in Human Resource Development Quarterly3
· DOI :10.1002/hrdq.21304
Holly M. Hutchins15
Estimated H-index: 15
(UH: University of Houston),
Lisa M. Penney12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee),
Lisa W. Sublett1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UHCL: University of Houston–Clear Lake)
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