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Website Statistics: The Top 50 Most Read JOE Articles of 2009

The following 50 articles were the most viewed JOE articles between January 1 and December 31 of 2009. 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: 82,084
    2008 Rank: 1

  2. Empowerment: What is it
    Nanette Page, Cheryl E. Czuba (University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System)

    Issue: 1999 October
    No. of Views: 40,106
    2008 Rank: 2

  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: 35,334
    2008 Rank: 3

  4. What's Relationship Marketing?
    Bruce DeYoung (Oregon State University)

    Issue: 1988 Fall
    No. of Views: 18,743
    2008 Rank: 5

  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: 12,954
    2008 Rank: 7

  6. Nominal Group Technique: An Alternative to Brainstorming
    John A. Sample (Florida State University)

    Issue: 1984 March
    No. of Views: 11,963
    2008 Rank: 4

  7. How to Create and Use an Interactive PowerPoint Quiz Game
    Barbara O'Neil (Rutgers)

    Issue: 2003 April
    No. of Views: 10,401
    2008 Rank: 6

  8. The Value Orientations Method: A Tool to Help Understand Cultural Differences
    Tom Gallagher (Oregon State University Extension Service)

    Issue: 2001 December
    No. of Views: 10,164
    2008 Rank: 19

  9. Refining Performance Appraisal
    Thomas F. Patterson (University of Vermont-Burlington)

    Issue: 1987 Winter
    No. of Views: 9,696
    2008 Rank: 12

  10. Creative Teaching: Simulations, Games, and Role Playing
    Karen DeBord (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University-Blacksburg)

    Issue: 1989 Summer
    No. of Views: 9,443
    2008 Rank: 11

  11. Defining Your Customer Profile - An Essential Tool
    Martha Bazik, Dave Feltes (U. of Illinois)

    Issue: 1999 December
    No. of Views: 9,267
    2008 Rank: 16

  12. 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: 8.981
    2008 Rank: 8

  13. The Risk Matrix: Illustrating the Importance of Risk Management Strategies
    Corinne Alexander, Maria I. Marshall (Purdue University)

    Issue: 2006 April
    No. of Views: 8,055
    2008 Rank: 20

  14. Post-Then-Pre Evaluation
    S. Kay Rockwell, Harriet Kohn (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

    Issue: 1989 Summer
    No. of Views: 7,394
    2007 Rank: 17

  15. Are You Experiencing Burnout?
    O. Chris Igodan (Federal College of Education-Nigeria), L. H. Newcomb (Ohio State University)

    Issue: 1986 Spring
    No. of Views: 7,345
    2008 Rank: 15

  16. 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: 9,228
    2008 Rank: 13

  17. NEW A Model of Employee Satisfaction: Gender Differences in Cooperative Extension
    Richard P. Vlosky, Fransisco X. Aguilar (Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, University of Missouri)

    Issue: 2009 April
    No. of Views: 6,266
    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  18. Teleconferencing
    Randall G. Rogan (Cornell), Gary A. Simmons (Michigan State)

    Issue: 1984 September
    No. of Views: 6,098
    2008 Rank: 40

  19. 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: 5,570
    2008 Rank: 25

  20. Training and the Needs of Adult Learners
    Carrie Ota, Cynthia F. DiCarlo, Diane C. Burts, Robert Laird, Cheri Gioe (Louisiana State University)

    Issue: 2006 December
    No. of Views: 5,477
    2008 Rank: 33

  21. 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: 5,474
    2008 Rank: 10

  22. NEW Serving Dual-Career Families: Problem or Opportunity
    Susan B. Hester, Kitty G. Dickerson (University of Missouri-Columbia)

    Issue: 1984 July
    No. of Views: 5,223
    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  23. Single-Parent Families
    Patricia Tanner Nelson (University of Delaware)

    Issue: 1986 Winter
    No. of Views: 5,084
    2008 Rank: 9

  24. Factors Influencing Career Choices of Adolescents and Young Adults in Rural Pennsylvania
    Natalie M. Ferry (Penn State University)

    Issue: 2006 June
    No. of Views: 5,010
    2008 Rank: 18

  25. Using Research Methods to Evaluate Your Extension Program
    Keith G. Diem (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

    Issue: 2002 December
    No. of Views: 4,762
    2008 Rank: 24

  26. How to Create a Bibliography
    Janet Webster (Oregon State University)

    Issue: 2003 June
    No. of Views: 4,603
    2008 Rank: 37

  27. NEW 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: 4,537
    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  28. A Framework for 21st Century Leadership
    Lorilee R. Sandmann, Lela Vandenberg (Michigan State University)

    Issue: 1995 December
    No. of Views: 3,535
    2008 Rank: 32

  29. NEW Reducing the Spread of Infectious Disease Through Hand Washing
    Marcus M. Comer, Mohammad Ibrahim, Valerie Jarvis Mcmillan, Geissler G. Baker, Sonya G. Patterson (North Carolina A&T State University)

    Issue: 2009 February
    No. of Views: 4,377
    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  30. Why Do Teens Drop Out?: A Developmental View
    Anne L. Heinsohn, Robert B. Lewis (The Pennsylvania State University)

    Issue: 1995 February
    No. of Views: 4,213
    2008 Rank: 31

  31. 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: 3,908
    2008 Rank: 28

  32. NEW Tips for Developing and Testing Questionnaires/Instruments
    Rama B. Radhakrishna (Pennsylvania State University)

    Issue: 2007 February
    No. of Views: 3,858
    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  33. Effecting Extension Organizational Change Toward Cultural Diversity: A Conceptual Framework
    Ann C. Schauber (Oregon State University Extension)

    Issue: 2001 June
    No. of Views: 3,692
    2008 Rank: 14

  34. NEW Using Diffusion of Innovation Concepts for Improved Program Evaluation
    William G. Hubbard, Larilee R. Sandmann (University of Georgia)

    Issue: 2007 October
    No. of Views: 3,688
    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  35. Leadership Skill Development of Teen Leaders
    Scott Kleon, Susan Rinehart (Ohio State University)

    Issue: 1998 June
    No. of Views: 3,620
    2008 Rank: 26

  36. NEW Two Heads Are Better Than One
    Don Jewett (Elmira College)

    Issue: 1986 Spring
    No. of Views: 3,542
    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  37. 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: 3,369
    2008 Rank: 30

  38. NEW ABC's of Behavioral Objectives — Putting Them To Work for Evaluation
    Harry N. Boone, Jr, Deborah A. Boone (West Virginia University)

    Issue: 2005 October
    No. of Views: 3,342
    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  39. NEW A Regional View of Extension Employee Perceptions of Scholarship in the Workplace
    Richard P. Vlosky, Michael A. Dunn (Louisiana State University Agricultural Center)

    Issue: 2009 February
    No. of Views: 3,158
    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  40. 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: 3,064
    2008 Rank: 48

  41. NEW Diamonds in the Rough: A Case Study of Team Development Across Disciplines, Distances, and Institutions
    Susan Fritz, Amy Boren, Valerie Egger (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

    Issue: 2005 October
    No. of Views: 3,054
    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  42. Consumer Knowledge and Perceptions About Organic Food
    Carolyn Raab, Deana Grobe (Oregon State University)

    Issue: 2005 August
    No. of Views: 2,981
    2008 Rank: 39

  43. NEW Characteristics of Effective Training: Developing a Model to Motivate Action
    Dena Wise, Patsy Ezell (University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service)

    Issue: 2003 April
    No. of Views: 2,924
    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  44. Character Education: Developing Effective Programs
    Annette Kusgen McDaniel (Missouri 4-H Youth Development Program)

    Issue: 1998 April
    No. of Views: 2,897
    2008 Rank: 21

  45. NEW Graying of America
    Patricia Tanner Nelson (University of Delaware-Newark)

    Issue: 1987 Winter
    No. of Views: 2,880
    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  46. NEW Agent Performance and Customer Satisfaction
    Bryan D. Terry, Glenn D. Israel (University of Florida)

    Issue: 2004 December
    No. of Views: 2,865
    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  47. Are Youth at Risk?
    Kirk A. Astroth (Montana State University-Bozeman)

    Issue: 1993 Fall
    No. of Views: 2,852
    2008 Rank: 23

  48. NEW A Population at Risk: Youth "Aging Out" of the Foster Care System and Implications for Extension
    Eboni J. Baugh (University of Florida)

    Issue: 2008 August
    No. of Views: 2,695

    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  49. NEW Adult Education Theories: Informing Cooperative Extension's Transformation
    Nancy Franz (Virginia Tech)

    Issue: 2007 February
    No. of Views: 2,651
    2008 Rank: Not Ranked

  50. 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
    2008 Rank: 27