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Website Statistics: The Top 50 Most Read JOE Articles of 2006

The following 50 articles were the most viewed JOE articles between January 1 and December 31 of 2006. 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: 111,401

  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: 28,503

  3. Empowerment: What Is It?
    Nanette Page, Cheryl E. Czuba (University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System)
    Issue: 1999 October
    No. of Views: 24,385

  4. 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: 23,346

  5. 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: 17,376

  6. What's Relationship Marketing?
    Bruce DeYoung (Oregon State University)
    Issue: 1988 Fall
    No. of Views: 16,027

  7. 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: 15,141

  8. How to Create and Use an Interactive PowerPoint Quiz Game
    Barbara O'Neil (Rutgers)
    Issue: 2003 April
    No. of Views: 12,120

  9. 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: 12,051

  10. Single-Parent Families
    Patricia Tanner Nelson (University of Delaware)
    Issue: 1986 Winter
    No. of Views: 12,021

  11. Effecting Extension Organizational Change Toward Cultural Diversity: A Conceptual Framework
    Ann C. Schauber (Oregon State University Extension)
    Issue: 2001 June
    No. of Views: 10,948

  12. Refining Performance Appraisal
    Thomas F. Patterson (University of Vermont-Burlington)
    Issue: 1987 Winter
    No. of Views: 9,933

  13. 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: 9,271

  14. Character Education: Developing Effective Programs
    Annette Kusgen McDaniel (Missouri 4-H Youth Development Program)
    Issue: 1998 April
    No. of Views: 8,854

  15. Creative Teaching: Simulations, Games, and Role Playing
    Karen DeBord (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University-Blacksburg)
    Issue: 1989 Summer
    No. of Views: 8,825

  16. Are You Experiencing Burnout?
    O. Chris Igodan (Federal College of Education-Nigeria), L. H. Newcomb (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1986 Spring
    No. of Views: 8,812

  17. Nominal Group Technique: An Alternative to Brainstorming
    John A. Sample (Florida State University)
    Issue: 1984 March
    No. of Views: 8,506

  18. Teleconferencing
    Randall G. Rogan (Cornell), Gary A. Simmons (Michigan State)
    Issue: 1984 September
    No. of Views: 7,198

  19. 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: 6,933

  20. Teen Employment
    Patricia Tanner Nelson (University of Delaware-Newark), Stephen F. Hamilton (Cornell University)
    Issue: 1986 Winter
    No. of Views: 6,906

  21. Post-Then-Pre Evaluation
    S. Kay Rockwell, Harriet Kohn (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
    Issue: 1989 Summer
    No. of Views: 6,887

  22. Managing Diversity Within Cooperative Extension
    D. Merrill Ewert, Jennifer A. King Rice (Cornell University)
    Issue: 1994 August
    No. of Views: 6,740

  23. Leadership Skill Development of Teen Leaders
    Scott Kleon, Susan Rinehart (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1998 June
    No. of Views: 6,692

  24. NEW Risk Factors Affecting High School Drop Out Rates and 4-H Teen Program Planning
    Alexa Lamm, Amy Harder, Dennis Lamm, Herb Rose III, Glen Rask (Colorado State University)
    Issue: 2005 August
    No. of Views: 6,340

  25. Are Youth at Risk?
    Kirk A. Astroth (Montana State University-Bozeman)
    Issue: 1993 Fall
    No. of Views: 6,182

  26. Defining Your Customer Profile - An Essential Tool
    Martha Bazik, Dave Feltes (U. of Illinois)
    Issue: 1999 December
    No. of Views: 5,456

  27. How to Create a Bibliography
    Janet Webster (Oregon State University)
    Issue: 2003 June
    No. of Views: 5,385

  28. 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: 5,352

  29. Proverbs: A Path to Understanding Different Cultures
    Ellen Schuster (Oregon State University)
    Issue: 1998 February
    No. of Views: 5,340

  30. Accomplishing Cross Cultural Competence in Youth Development Programs
    Bonita Williams (Lincoln University of Missouri)
    Issue: 2001 December
    No. of Views: 5,084

  31. The Value Orientations Method: A Tool to Help Understand Cultural Differences
    Tom Gallagher (Oregon State University Extension Service)
    Issue: 2001 December
    No. of Views: 4,905

  32. NEW How to Diagnose Soil Acidity and Alkalinity Problems in Crops: A Comparison of Soil pH Test Kits
    Gene Stevens, David Dunn, Bobby Phipps (University of Missouri Outreach and Extension/Commercial Agriculture Program)
    Issue: 2001 August
    No. of Views: 4,828

  33. Machinery Cost Estimates for Amish Farms
    Randall E. James (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 2004 October
    No. of Views: 4,513

  34. NEW Developing Life Skills in Youth
    Barry L. Boyd, Don R. Herring, Gary E. Briers (Texas A&M University-College Station
    Issue: 1992 Winter
    No. of Views: 4,300

  35. Job Enrichment in Extension
    Louis S. Fourman, Jo Jones (Ohio State University Extension)
    Issue: 1997 October
    No. of Views: 4,276

  36. NEW Dishwashing and Water Conservation: An Opportunity for Environmental Education
    JoAnn M. Emmel, Kathleen Parrott, Julia Beamish (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
    Issue: 2003 February
    No. of Views: 4,206

  37. 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: 4,100

  38. NEW Reaping the Benefits of Computers: Factors encouraging and discouraging computer use
    Jerry McClelland (University of Minnesota)
    Issue: 1986 Summer
    No. of Views: 4,061

  39. 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: 4,047

  40. Consumer Understanding of the Food Guide Pyramid and Dietary Guidelines
    Cynthia Reeves Tuttle (University of Maryland)
    Issue: 2001 August
    No. of Views: 3,845

  41. Resource for Building Self-Esteem in Youth
    Bob Cripe, Cynthia R. Hoover (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1994 June
    No. of Views: 3,516

  42. NEW Staffing Strategies For A More Diverse Workforce: Case Examples In Cornell Cooperative Extension
    Soneeta Grogan, Barbara Eshelman (Cornell University)
    Issue: 1998 February
    No. of Views: 3,411

  43. NEW Internalization of Character Traits by Those Who Teach Character Counts!
    Kristyn Harms, Susan Fritz (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
    Issue: 2001 December
    No. of Views: 3,392

  44. 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: 3,383

  45. NEW Programming Parameters for 5-to-8-Year-Old Children in 4-H
    Scott D. Scheer (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1997 August
    No. of Views: 3,366

  46. 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: 3,321

  47. Bringing Leadership Experiences to Inner-City Youth
    Barry L. Boyd (Texas A&M University)
    Issue: 2001 August
    No. of Views: 3,265

  48. Mixing Apples and Oranges
    Christine J. Thompson (Michigan State University)
    Issue: 1985 Spring
    No. of Views: 3,145

  49. NEW Communicating Program Value of Family Life and Parenting Education Programs to Decision Makers
    Karen DeBord (North Carolina State University)
    Issue: 2005 April
    No. of Views: 3,083

  50. A Framework for 21st Century Leadership
    Lorilee R. Sandmann, Lela Vandenberg (Michigan State University)
    Issue: 1995 December
    No. of Views: 3,028