The Chinese version of the Becker Work Adjustment Profile (BWAP-CV) for use by people with developmental disabilities

Rebecca S.Y. Li, Wing Hong Hector Tsang

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The Becker Work Adjustment Profile (BWAP) is a situational observer rating instrument designed for assessing work behaviors of people with physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities. It was translated into the Chinese version for use in Chinese speaking societies. The revised version showed good internal consistency as indicated by Cronbach's alpha (.76 to .94, n = 98), excellent test-retest reliability (.90 to 1.00, n = 37, Cl = 95%) and moderate to good inter-rater reliability (.55 to .67, n = 33, Cl = 95%). Exploratory factor analysis results in a five-factor solution explaining 57.0% of total variance. The factor structure of the Chinese version has similarities as well as differences compared to the four-factor model of the original version. Implications for clinical use and future research are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-58
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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