[[abstract]]Abstract This study targets mainly at how adolescents from single parent families involve in household labors and the factors that affect their domestic tasks participation. To probe into the factors, the study divides the household labors into eight categories by properties. The research objects involved are the adolescents studying in junior and senior high schools in Taipei and a total of 520 samples who filled out questionnaires were singled out for their conformation by Sample Selecting Approach. The self-designed Adolescents’ Household Labors Participation Questionnaire includes Personal Information Form, Adolescents’ Household Labors Participation Quantity Form, Parents’ Demand for Adolescents’ Household Labors Participation Quantity Form, Adolescents’ Aspiration for Advanced Education Quantity Form, and Household Labors Assistant Quantity Form. The data gained were analyzed statistically by percentage, average, t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson Product-moment correlation and simultaneous multiple regression approaches. The main results of the study are as follows: A. Though adolescents from single parent families take little part in household labors, it could be better to alleviate parents’ work and household burden if they joined in labors more actively. B. There is no obvious difference between both sexes showing in the general quantity forms; however, separate categories still present sexual stereotype. C. Adolescents from single parent families participate in household labors much more positively and actively than parents’ request. It is not common for parents to demand single parent adolescents’ participation in household labors. D. There is no marked difference in sexes, birth order, parent’s sex, occupation features, sibling numbers, and single parent adolescents’ participation in household labors showing in the general quantity forms; it differs only in individual categories. E. Relation between single parent adolescents’ age, parents’ social status and single parent adolescents’ participation in household labors showing in the general quantity forms is not evident. F. It is apparently and positively related in single parent adolescents’ aspiration for higher education, household labors assistant, parents’ demand for adolescents’ household participation and single parent adolescents’ participation in household labors showing in the general quantity forms. G. The single parent adolescents with much more aspiration for advanced education have higher level of household participation. H. Age and household assistant can effectively predict parents’ demand for adolescents’ household participation. I. Aspiration for higher education, parents’ sex and parents’ demand for adolescents’ household participation can effectively predict single parent adolescents’ household participation.
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