Photo of Nyssa Snow-HillNyssa Snow-Hill, PhD evaluated the the psychometric properties of the Attitudes toward Homelessness Inventory (ATHI), a tool to measure the nature and change in attitudes toward homelessness. The results demonstrated that the four-factor solution suggested by the ATHI developers was the best fit for the data, but factor loadings and reliability coefficients were not sufficient for ensuring adequate measurement of attitudes toward homelessness. The poor psychometrics found in this study were likely the result of now outdated items. While the ATHI was developed using well-regarded and rigorous methods, results from this study suggest that it may be necessary to either make edits to the ATHI or to develop a new conceptually and psychometrically-sound measure.

Snow-Hill NL, Kloos B. Attitudes toward Homelessness Inventory: A psychometric analysis. J Community Psychol. 2022 Feb 5. doi: 10.1002/jcop.22804. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35122690.