Public knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about homeless people: Evidence for compassion fatigue?

@article{Link1995PublicKA,
  title={Public knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about homeless people: Evidence for compassion fatigue?},
  author={B. Link and S. Schwartz and R. Moore and J. Phelan and E. Struening and A. Stueve and M. Colten},
  journal={American Journal of Community Psychology},
  year={1995},
  volume={23},
  pages={533-555}
}
Media reports suggest that the public is becoming impatient with the homeless—that so-called “compassion fatigue” has gripped the nation. This characterization of public sentiment could have important policy consequences—restrictive measures can be justified by growing public impatience, and progressive housing policies seem infeasible within a hostile climate of opinion. But evidence to support the compassion fatigue notion is anecdotal. We examine the issue by tracking the results of public… Expand
105 Citations
Changes in Public Attitudes and Perceptions about Homelessness Between 1990 and 2016
  • 14
  • Highly Influenced
Public exposure and attitudes about homelessness.
  • 6
European public perceptions of homelessness: A knowledge, attitudes and practices survey
  • 5
  • PDF
Educating the Public about Mental Illness and Homelessness: A Cautionary Note
  • 28
  • PDF
Attitudes to Homelessness in Australia
  • 4
The New Homelessness Revisited.
  • 259
  • PDF
Homelessness in the United States: Assessing Changes in Prevalence and Public Opinion, 1993–2001
  • 92
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 17 REFERENCES
Beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge about homelessness: A survey of the general public
  • 109
  • Highly Influential
Homelessness: What is a psychologist to do?
  • M. Shinn
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • American journal of community psychology
  • 1992
  • 92
Lifetime and five-year prevalence of homelessness in the United States.
  • 367
A new scale of social desirability independent of psychopathology.
  • 7,936
  • PDF
Down and Out in America: The Origins of Homelessness
  • P. Rossi
  • Political Science, Psychology
  • 1989
  • 227
Social stigma: The psychology of marked relationships
  • 1,573
Understanding Attitudes and Predicting Social Behavior
  • 20,208
Survey Errors and Survey Costs.
  • 820
  • PDF
...
1
2
...