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Website Statistics: The Top 50 Most Read JOE Articles of 2007

The following 50 articles were the most viewed JOE articles between January 1 and December 31 of 2007. 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: 97,505
    2006 Rank: 1

  2. Empowerment: What Is It?
    Nanette Page, Cheryl E. Czuba (University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System)
    Issue: 1999 October
    No. of Views: 35,868
    2006 Rank: 3

  3. 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: 20,383
    2006 Rank: 2

  4. 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: 16,592
    2006 Rank: 5

  5. 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: 15,173
    2006 Rank: 4

  6. What's Relationship Marketing?
    Bruce DeYoung (Oregon State University)
    Issue: 1988 Fall
    No. of Views: 13,717
    2006 Rank: 6

  7. Nominal Group Technique: An Alternative to Brainstorming
    John A. Sample (Florida State University)
    Issue: 1984 March
    No. of Views: 13,254
    2006 Rank: 17

  8. How to Create and Use an Interactive PowerPoint Quiz Game
    Barbara O'Neil (Rutgers)
    Issue: 2003 April
    No. of Views: 12,946
    2006 Rank: 8

  9. Single-Parent Families
    Patricia Tanner Nelson (University of Delaware)
    Issue: 1986 Winter
    No. of Views: 11,915
    2006 Rank: 10

  10. 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: 10,518
    2006 Rank: 9

  11. Are You Experiencing Burnout?
    O. Chris Igodan (Federal College of Education-Nigeria), L. H. Newcomb (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1986 Spring
    No. of Views: 8,917
    2006 Rank: 16

  12. Effecting Extension Organizational Change Toward Cultural Diversity: A Conceptual Framework
    Ann C. Schauber (Oregon State University Extension)
    Issue: 2001 June
    No. of Views: 8,808
    2006 Rank: 11

  13. Refining Performance Appraisal
    Thomas F. Patterson (University of Vermont-Burlington)
    Issue: 1987 Winter
    No. of Views: 8,182
    2006 Rank: 12

  14. How to Create a Bibliography
    Janet Webster (Oregon State University)
    Issue: 2003 June
    No. of Views: 7,986
    2006 Rank: 27

  15. Creative Teaching: Simulations, Games, and Role Playing
    Karen DeBord (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University-Blacksburg)
    Issue: 1989 Summer
    No. of Views: 7,780
    2006 Rank: 15

  16. 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: 7,158
    2006 Rank: 7

  17. Character Education: Developing Effective Programs
    Annette Kusgen McDaniel (Missouri 4-H Youth Development Program)
    Issue: 1998 April
    No. of Views: 6,883
    2006 Rank: 14

  18. 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: 6,764
    2006 Rank: 24

  19. The Value Orientations Method: A Tool to Help Understand Cultural Differences
    Tom Gallagher (Oregon State University Extension Service)
    Issue: 2001 December
    No. of Views: 6,277
    2006 Rank: 31

  20. Are Youth at Risk?
    Kirk A. Astroth (Montana State University-Bozeman)
    Issue: 1993 Fall
    No. of Views: 6,201
    2006 Rank: 25

  21. 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: 6,157
    2006 Rank: 32

  22. Post-Then-Pre Evaluation
    S. Kay Rockwell, Harriet Kohn (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
    Issue: 1989 Summer
    No. of Views: 6,152
    2006 Rank: 21

  23. 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: 5,847
    2006 Rank: 13

  24. 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: 5,760
    2006 Rank: 36

  25. Teleconferencing
    Randall G. Rogan (Cornell), Gary A. Simmons (Michigan State)
    Issue: 1984 September
    No. of Views: 5,756
    2006 Rank: 18

  26. 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: 5,404
    2006 Rank: 42

  27. Defining Your Customer Profile - An Essential Tool
    Martha Bazik, Dave Feltes (U. of Illinois)
    Issue: 1999 December
    No. of Views: 5,137
    2006 Rank: 26

  28. Managing Diversity Within Cooperative Extension
    D. Merrill Ewert, Jennifer A. King Rice (Cornell University)
    Issue: 1994 August
    No. of Views: 4,830
    2006 Rank: 22

  29. NEW Bringing Leadership Experiences to Inner-City Youth
    Barry L. Boyd (Texas A&M University)
    Issue: 2001 August
    No. of Views: 4,280
    2006 Rank: 47

  30. NEW Factors Influencing Career Choices of Adolescents and Young Adults in Rural Pennsylvania
    Natalie M. Ferry (Penn State University)
    Issue: 2006 June
    No. of Views: 4,196
    2006 Rank: Not Ranked

  31. Leadership Skill Development of Teen Leaders
    Scott Kleon, Susan Rinehart (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1998 June
    No. of Views: 4,133
    2006 Rank: 23

  32. Proverbs: A Path to Understanding Different Cultures
    Ellen Schuster (Oregon State University)
    Issue: 1998 February
    No. of Views: 3,909
    2006 Rank: 29

  33. Reaping the Benefits of Computers: Factors encouraging and discouraging computer use
    Jerry McClelland (University of Minnesota)
    Issue: 1986 Summer
    No. of Views: 3,736
    2006 Rank: 38

  34. Machinery Cost Estimates for Amish Farms
    Randall E. James (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 2004 October
    No. of Views: 3,701
    2006 Rank: 33

  35. 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: 3,638
    2006 Rank: 44

  36. A Framework for 21st Century Leadership
    Lorilee R. Sandmann, Lela Vandenberg (Michigan State University)
    Issue: 1995 December
    No. of Views: 3,603
    2006 Rank: 50

  37. NEW Juvenile Diversion Programs
    Sue Cummings (Colorado State University), Richard W. Clark (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1993 Spring
    No. of Views: 3,584
    2006 Rank: Not Ranked

  38. Mixing Apples and Oranges
    Christine J. Thompson (Michigan State University)
    Issue: 1985 Spring
    No. of Views: 3,376
    2006 Rank: 48

  39. Job Enrichment in Extension
    Louis S. Fourman, Jo Jones (Ohio State University Extension)
    Issue: 1997 October
    No. of Views: 3,360
    2006 Rank: 35

  40. 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: 3,296
    2006 Rank: 19

  41. Programming Parameters for 5-to-8-Year-Old Children in 4-H
    Scott D. Scheer (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1997 August
    No. of Views: 3,278
    2006 Rank: 45

  42. 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: 3,146
    2006 Rank: 37

  43. 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: 2,995
    2006 Rank: 28

  44. NEW Using Research Methods to Evaluate Your Extension Program
    Keith G. Diem (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
    Issue: 2002 December
    No. of Views: 2,961
    2006 Rank: Not Ranked

  45. NEW Serving Dual-Career Families: Problem or Opportunity?
    Susan B. Hester (Cornell University), Kitty G. Dickerson (University of Missouri)
    Issue: 1984 July
    No. of Views: 2,957
    2006 Rank: Not Ranked

  46. Teen Employment
    Patricia Tanner Nelson (University of Delaware-Newark), Stephen F. Hamilton (Cornell University)
    Issue: 1986 Winter
    No. of Views: 2,944
    2006 Rank: 20

  47. 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: 2,896
    2006 Rank: 34

  48. Accomplishing Cross Cultural Competence in Youth Development Programs
    Bonita Williams (Lincoln University of Missouri)
    Issue: 2001 December
    No. of Views: 2,885
    2006 Rank: 30

  49. NEW The Risk Matrix: Illustrating the Importance of Risk Management Strategies
    Corinne Alexander, Maria I. Marshall (Purdue University)
    Issue: 2006 April
    No. of Views: 2,813
    2006 Rank: Not Ranked

  50. NEW 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: 2,590
    2006 Rank: Not Ranked