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Website Statistics: The Top 50 Most Read JOE Articles of 2005

The following 50 articles were the most viewed JOE articles between January 1 and December 31 of 2005. We offer this list as an indicator of trends in reader interest. It says a lot about the degree of interest people from around the world have in some of the topics discussed in JOE articles.

Bear in mind this list is not a reflection on the quality of the JOE articles that "made the list" as opposed to those that didn't. This list may be influenced by several factors (including the commonness of key phrases contained in a page and the length of time a page has been available online), and we caution against over interpretation.

  1. Understanding Employee Motivation
    James R. Lindner (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1998 June
    No. of Views: 89,068

  2. Cronbach's Alpha: A Tool for Assessing the Reliability of Scales
    J. Reynaldo A. Santos (Texas A&M University)
    Issue: 1999 April
    No. of Views: 23,569

  3. Assessing Your Collaboration: A Self Evaluation Tool
    Lynne M. Borden (Ohio State University), Daniel F. Perkins (University of Florida)
    Issue: 1999 April
    No. of Views: 19,071

  4. What's Relationship Marketing?
    Bruce DeYoung (Oregon State University)
    Issue: 1988 Fall
    No. of Views: 13,795

  5. Empowerment: What Is It?
    Nanette Page, Cheryl E. Czuba (University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System)
    Issue: 1999 October
    No. of Views: 4,785
  6. An Organizational Culture Assessment Using the Competing Values Framework: A Profile of Ohio State University Extension
    Angel a. Berrio (National Institute for Agricultural Research, Maracay Venezuela)
    Issue: 2003 April
    No. of Views: 6,132

  7. Effecting Extension Organizational Change Toward Cultural Diversity: A Conceptual Framework
    Ann C. Schauber (Oregon State University Extension)
    Issue: 2001 June
    No. of Views: 5,448

  8. Single-Parent Families
    Patricia Tanner Nelson (University of Delaware)
    Issue: 1986 Winter
    No. of Views: 5,256

  9. Extension's Crossroads in Turbulent Times - Downsizing or Downgrading?
    Jane Schuchardt (Iowa State University), Clarence J. Cunningham (Ohio State University Extension)
    Issue: 1987 Spring
    No. of Views: 5,190

  10. How to Create and Use an Interactive PowerPoint Quiz Game
    Barbara O'Neil (Rutgers)
    Issue: 2003 April
    No. of Views: 4,479

  11. GIS and GPS Emergency Response Lessons Learned from the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster
    Stephen C. Brown, Shannon Crum, V. Stuart Foote (University of Texas)
    Issue: 2003 August
    No. of Views: 2,306

  12. Refining Performance Appraisal
    Thomas F. Patterson (University of Vermont-Burlington)
    Issue: 1987 Winter
    No. of Views: 4,850

  13. Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs: Linking Research and Practice
    Marilyn J. Johns, Fe Moncloa, Elizabeth J. Gong (University of California Cooperative Extension)
    Issue: 2000 August
    No. of Views: 4,969

  14. Are You Experiencing Burnout?
    O. Chris Igodan (Federal College of Education-Nigeria), L. H. Newcomb (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1986 Spring
    No. of Views: 3,122

  15. Creative Teaching: Simulations, Games, and Role Playing
    Karen DeBord (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University-Blacksburg)
    Issue: 1989 Summer
    No. of Views: 1,753

  16. How to Create a Bibliography
    Janet Webster (Oregon State University)
    Issue: 2003 June
    No. of Views: 3,037

  17. Are Youth at Risk?
    Kirk A. Astroth (Montana State University-Bozeman)
    Issue: 1993 Fall
    No. of Views: 3,352

  18. Drawings as a Method of Program Evaluation and Communication with School-Age Children
    William Evans, Jackie Reilly (University of Nevada, Reno)
    Issue: 1996 December
    No. of Views: 3,708

  19. Teleconferencing
    Randall G. Rogan (Cornell), Gary A. Simmons (Michigan State)
    Issue: 1984 September
    No. of Views: 1,690

  20. Nominal Group Technique: An Alternative to Brainstorming
    John A. Sample (Florida State University)
    Issue: 1984 March
    No. of Views: 2,581

  21. Managing Diversity Within Cooperative Extension
    D. Merrill Ewert, Jennifer A. King Rice (Cornell University)
    Issue: 1994 August
    No. of Views: 1,823

  22. Character Education: Developing Effective Programs
    Annette Kusgen McDaniel (Missouri 4-H Youth Development Program)
    Issue: 1998 April
    No. of Views: 3,063

  23. Teen Employment
    Patricia Tanner Nelson (University of Delaware-Newark), Stephen F. Hamilton (Cornell University)
    Issue: 1986 Winter
    No. of Views: 2,377

  24. The Value Orientations Method: A Tool to Help Understand Cultural Differences
    Tom Gallagher (Oregon State University Extension Service)
    Issue: 2001 December
    No. of Views: 2,223

  25. Leadership Skill Development of Teen Leaders
    Scott Kleon, Susan Rinehart (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1998 June
    No. of Views: 1,808

  26. Proverbs: A Path to Understanding Different Cultures
    Ellen Schuster (Oregon State University)
    Issue: 1998 February
    No. of Views: 2,458

  27. Job Enrichment in Extension
    Louis S. Fourman, Jo Jones (Ohio State University Extension)
    Issue: 1997 October
    No. of Views: 1,826

  28. Consumer Understanding of the Food Guide Pyramid and Dietary Guidelines
    Cynthia Reeves Tuttle (University of Maryland)
    Issue: 2001 August
    No. of Views: 1,838

  29. Machinery Cost Estimates for Amish Farms
    Randall E. James (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 2004 October
    No. of Views: 1,325

  30. Bridging the Generation Gap Across the Digital Divide: Teens Teaching Internet Skills to Senior Citizens
    Jane Kolodinsky, Michele Cranwell, Ellen Rowe (University of Vermont)
    Issue: 2002 June
    No. of Views: 1,552

  31. Family, School, and Community Involvement in School-age Child Care Programs: Best Practices
    Karen DeBord (North Carolina State University), Marilyn Martin (University of Rhode Island - Providence Center), Tony Mallilo (University of Rhode Island)
    Issue: 1996 June
    No. of Views: 1,594

  32. Leading Without Authority: An Examination of the Impact of Transformational Leadership Cooperative Extension Work Groups and Teams
    William Brown, Elizabeth A. Birnstihl, Daniel W. Wheeler (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
    Issue: 1996 October
    No. of Views: 1,518

  33. Job Satisfaction in Extension
    Kathleen Riggs (Utah State University), Karen M. Beus (WordPerfect Cooperation)
    Issue: 1993 Summer
    No. of Views: 1,757

  34. A Model for Integrating Program Development and Evaluation
    J. Lynne Brown, Nancy Ellen Kiernan (Pennsylvania State University)
    Issue: 1998 June
    No. of Views: 1,228

  35. A Framework for 21st Century Leadership
    Lorilee R. Sandmann, Lela Vandenberg (Michigan State University)
    Issue: 1995 December
    No. of Views: 1,584

  36. Accomplishing Cross Cultural Competence in Youth Development Programs
    Bonita Williams (Lincoln University of Missouri)
    Issue: 2001 December
    No. of Views: 1,737

  37. Development and Evaluation of Activity-Oriented Nutrition Classes for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
    Darcy Owen, Patricia Kendall, Karen Wilken (Colorado State University)
    Issue: 1997 October
    No. of Views: 1,239

  38. Bringing Leadership Experiences to Inner-City Youth
    Barry L. Boyd (Texas A&M University)
    Issue: 2001 August
    No. of Views: 1,852

  39. NEW Serving Dual-Career Families: Problem or Opportunity
    Hester, Susan B. (Cornell University), Dickerson, Kitty G. (University of Missouri)
    Issue: 1984 July
    No. of Views: 2,962

  40. NEW Secure SeatSM: A Safe and Systematic Approach to Teaching Riding
    Greene, Elizabeth A. (University of Vermont), Dawson, Jana Z.(The American Association for Horsemanship Safety, Inc.)
    Issue: 2002 August
    No. of Views: 2,900

  41. NEW Mixing Apples and Oranges
    Christine J. Thompson (Michigan State University)
    Issue: 1985 Spring
    No. of Views: 2,850

  42. Leadership for the 21st Century
    Betty S. King (University of Kentucky)
    Issue: 1994 June
    No. of Views: 1,412

  43. Defining Your Customer Profile - An Essential Tool
    Martha Bazik, Dave Feltes (U. of Illinois)
    Issue: 1999 December
    No. of Views: 1,248

  44. Resource for Building Self-Esteem in Youth
    Bob Cripe, Cynthia R. Hoover (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1994 June
    No. of Views: 1,926

  45. NEW Teens Reaching Youth
    Groff, Judy M.
    Issue: 1992 Winter
    No. of Views: 2,704

  46. Building Bridges - An Intergenerational Program
    Nina Chen (University of Missouri)
    Issue: 1997 October
    No. of Views: 1,514

  47. Culinary Herbs as Alternative Cash Crops for Small Scale Farmers in Southern Ohio
    Gary Gao, Brad Bergefurd (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1998 December
    No. of Views: 1,228

  48. A Model Train-The-Trainer Program for HACCP-Based Food Safety Training in the Retail/Food Service Industry: An Evaluation
    Kenneth E. Martin (Pennsylvania State University), Steve Knabel (Pennsylvania State University), Von Mendenhall (Utah State University)
    Issue: 1999 June
    No. of Views: 1,422

  49. Post-Then-Pre Evaluation
    S. Kay Rockwell, Harriet Kohn (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
    Issue: 1989 Summer
    No. of Views: 1,984

  50. Juvenile Diversion Programs
    Sue Cummings (Colorado State University), Richard W. Clark (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1993 Spring
    No. of Views: 1,323