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Website Statistics: The Top 50 Most Read JOE Articles of 2010

The following 50 articles were the most viewed JOE articles between January 1 and December 31 of 2010. 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: 94,544
    2009 Rank: 1 (+0)

  2. Empowerment: What is it
    Nanette Page, Cheryl E. Czuba (University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System)
    Issue: 1999 October
    No. of Views: 60,037
    2009 Rank: 2 (+0)

  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: 40,060
    2009 Rank: 3 (+0)

  4. What's Relationship Marketing?
    Bruce DeYoung (Oregon State University)
    Issue: 1988 Fall
    No. of Views: 18,541
    2009 Rank: 4 (+0)

  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: 15,490
    2009 Rank: 5 (+0)

  6. The Value Orientations Method: A Tool to Help Understand Cultural Differences
    Tom Gallagher (Oregon State University Extension Service)
    Issue: 2001 December
    No. of Views: 12,705
    2009 Rank: 8 (+3)

  7. Nominal Group Technique: An Alternative to Brainstorming
    John A. Sample (Florida State University)
    Issue: 1984 March
    No. of Views: 12,344
    2009 Rank: 6 (-1)

  8. How to Create and Use an Interactive PowerPoint Quiz Game
    Barbara O'Neil (Rutgers)
    Issue: 2003 April
    No. of Views: 11,348
    2009 Rank: 7 (-1)

  9. Are You Experiencing Burnout?
    O. Chris Igodan (Federal College of Education-Nigeria), L. H. Newcomb (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1986 Spring
    No. of Views: 10,160
    2009 Rank: 15 (+6)

  10. Creative Teaching: Simulations, Games, and Role Playing
    Karen DeBord (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University-Blacksburg)
    Issue: 1989 Summer
    No. of Views: 9,505
    2008 Rank: 10 (+0)

  11. The Risk Matrix: Illustrating the Importance of Risk Management Strategies
    Corinne Alexander, Maria I. Marshall (Purdue University)
    Issue: 2006 April
    No. of Views: 8,594
    2009 Rank: 13 (+2)

  12. Post-Then-Pre Evaluation
    S. Kay Rockwell, Harriet Kohn (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
    Issue: 1989 Summer
    No. of Views: 8,130
    2009 Rank: 14 (+2)

  13. 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: 7,816
    2009 Rank: 16 (+3)

  14. Factors Influencing Career Choices of Adolescents and Young Adults in Rural Pennsylvania
    Natalie M. Ferry (Penn State University)
    Issue: 2006 June
    No. of Views: 7,652
    2009 Rank: 24 (+10)

  15. Refining Performance Appraisal
    Thomas F. Patterson (University of Vermont-Burlington)
    Issue: 1987 Winter
    No. of Views: 7,650
    2009 Rank: 9 (-6)

  16. 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: 7,380
    2009 Rank: 12 (-4)

  17. Tips for Developing and Testing Questionnaires/Instruments
    Rama B. Radhakrishna (The Pennsylvania State University)
    Issue: 2007 February
    No. of Views: 7,172
    2009 Rank: 32 (+15)

  18. 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: 6,890
    2009 Rank: 20 (+2)

  19. Defining Your Customer Profile - An Essential Tool
    Martha Bazik, Dave Feltes (U. of Illinois)
    Issue: 1999 December
    No. of Views: 6,710
    2009 Rank: 11 (-8)

  20. 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: 6,567
    2009 Rank: 21 (+1)

  21. Teleconferencing
    Randall G. Rogan (Cornell), Gary A. Simmons (Michigan State)
    Issue: 1984 September
    No. of Views: 6,185
    2009 Rank: 18 (-3)

  22. Serving Dual-Career Families: Problem or Opportunity
    Susan B. Hester (Cornell University), Kitty G. Dickerson (University of Missouri-Columbia)
    Issue: 1984 July
    No. of Views: 6,095
    2009 Rank: 22 (+0)

  23. Using Research Methods to Evaluate Your Extension Program
    Keith G. Diem (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
    Issue: 2002 December
    No. of Views: 5,546
    2009 Rank: 25 (+2)

  24. 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: 5,437
    2009 Rank: 41 (+17)

  25. Two Heads Are Better Than One
    Don Jewett (Cornell University/Elmira College)
    Issue: 1986 Spring
    No. of Views: 5,276
    2009 Rank: 36 (+11)

  26. A Framework for 21st Century Leadership
    Lorilee R. Sandmann, Lela Vandenberg (Michigan State University)
    Issue: 1995 December
    No. of Views: 4,481
    2009 Rank: 28 (+2)

  27. 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: 4,481
    2009 Rank: 17 (-10)

  28. How to Create a Bibliography
    Janet Webster (Oregon State University)
    Issue: 2003 June
    No. of Views: 4,460
    2009 Rank: 26 (-2)

  29. Using Diffusion of Innovation Concepts for Improved Program Evaluation
    William G. Hubbard, Lorilee R. Sandmann (University of Georgia)
    Issue: 2007 October
    No. of Views: 4,419
    2009 Rank: 34 (+5)

  30. Single-Parent Families
    Patricia Tanner Nelson (University of Delaware)
    Issue: 1986 Winter
    No. of Views: 4,359
    2009 Rank: 23 (-7)

  31. 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: 4,140
    2009 Rank: 19 (-12)

  32. Reducing the Spread if 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: 4,009
    2008 Rank: 29 (-3)

  33. Adult Education Theories: Informing Cooperative Extension's Transformation
    Nancy Franz (Virginia Tech)
    Issue: 2007 February
    No. of Views: 3,828
    2009 Rank: 49 (+16)

  34. 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: 3,770
    2009 Rank: 50 (+16)

  35. NEW The Low-Income Single Parent
    Nancy Wells Gladow (Washington State University), Margaret P. Ray (Washington State University)
    Issue: 1984 September
    No. of Views: 3,747
    2009 Rank: Unranked

  36. 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: 3,667
    2009 Rank: 31 (-5)

  37. 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: 3,617
    2009 Rank: 43 (+6)

  38. 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: 3,608
    2009 Rank: 38 (+0)

  39. 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: 3,557
    2009 Rank: Unranked

  40. Why Do Teens Drop Out?: A Developmental View
    Anne L. Heinsohn, Robert B. Lewis (The Pennsylvania State University)
    Issue: 1995 February
    No. of Views: 3,512
    2009 Rank: 30 (-10)

  41. Leadership Skill Development of Teen Leaders
    Scott Kleon, Susan Rinehart (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1998 June
    No. of Views: 3,506
    2009 Rank: 35 (-6)

  42. NEW Pots, Pans, and Kitchen Equipment: Do Low-Income Clients Have Adequate Tools for Cooking?
    Patti Landers, Cheryl Shults (University of Oklahoma)
    Issue: 2008 February
    No. of Views: 3,415
    2009 Rank: Unranked

  43. GIS and GPS Emergency Response Lessons Learned from the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster
    Stephen C. Brown, Shannon Crum, V. Stuart Foote (University of Texas at San Antonio)
    Issue: 2003 August
    No. of Views: 3,354
    2009 Rank: 27 (-16)

  44. Graying of America
    Patricia Tanner Nelson (University of Delaware-Newark)
    Issue: 1987 Winter
    No. of Views: 3,323
    2009 Rank: 45 (+1)

  45. 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: 3,316
    2009 Rank: 40 (-5)

  46. Character Education: Developing Effective Programs
    Annete Kusgen McDaniel (Missouri 4-H Youth Development Program)
    Issue: 1998 April
    No. of Views: 3,285
    2009 Rank: 44 (-2)

  47. NEW How To Get Published in a Professional Journal
    Barbara M. O'Neill (Rutgers University)
    Issue: 1990 Fall
    No. of Views: 3,270
    2009 Rank: Unranked

  48. Agent Performance and Customer Satisfaction
    Bryan D. Terry, Glenn D. Israel (University of Florida)
    Issue: 2004 December
    No. of Views: 3,244
    2009 Rank: 46 (-2)

  49. NEW Red Carpet Service—Linking Rural Communities to Travelers and Tourists
    Cherl Burkhart-Kriesel (University of Nebraska - Lincoln), Connie Francis (University of Nebraska Rural Initiative)
    Issue: 2007 December
    No. of Views: 3,241
    2009 Rank: Unranked

  50. 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: 3,039
    2009 Rank: 37 (-13)