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Website Statistics: The Top 50 Most Read JOE Articles of 2012

The following 50 articles were the most viewed JOE articles between January 1 and December 31 of 2012. 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. Empowerment: What Is It?
    Nanette Page, Cheryl E. Czuba (University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System)
    Issue: 1999 October
    No. of Views: 69,583
    2011 Rank: 2 (+1)

  2. Understanding Employee Motivation
    James R. Lindner (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 1998 June
    No. of Views: 64,389
    2011 Rank: 1 (-1)

  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: 38,899
    2011 Rank: 3 (+0)

  4. 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: 25,027
    2011 Rank: 5 (+1)

  5. Tips for Developing and Testing Questionnaires/Instruments
    Rama B. Radhakrishna (The Pennsylvania State University)
    Issue: 2007 February
    No. of Views: 18,305
    2011 Rank: 13 (+8)

  6. Factors Influencing Career Choices of Adolescents and Young Adults in Rural Pennsylvania
    Natalie M. Ferry (Penn State University)
    Issue: 2006 June
    No. of Views: 17,382
    2011 Rank: 11 (+5)

  7. The Value Orientations Method: A Tool to Help Understand Cultural Differences
    Tom Gallagher (Oregon State University Extension Service)
    Issue: 2001 December
    No. of Views: 14,312
    2011 Rank: 6 (-1)

  8. NEW Analyzing Likert Data
    Harry N. Boone, Jr., Deborah A. Boone (West Virginia University)
    Issue: 2012 April
    No. of Views: 13,012
    2011 Rank: Unranked

  9. 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: 12,440
    2011 Rank: 4 (-5)

  10. 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: 12,153
    2011 Rank: 22 (+12)

  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: 12,010
    2011 Rank: 14 (+3)

  12. 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: 11,932
    2011 Rank: 26 (+14)

  13. Nominal Group Technique: An Alternative to Brainstorming
    John A. Sample (Florida State University)
    Issue: 1984 March
    No. of Views: 9,896
    2011 Rank: 9 (-4)

  14. 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: 9,371
    2011 Rank: 12 (-2)

  15. Barriers to a Healthy Lifestyle: From Individuals to Public Policy—An Ecological Perspective
    Nurgul Fitzgerald (Rutgers), Kim Spaccarotella (Kean University)
    Issue: 2009 February
    No. of Views: 9,288
    2011 Rank: 36 (+21)

  16. The Risk Matrix: Illustrating the Importance of Risk Management Strategies
    Corinne Alexander, Maria I. Marshall (Purdue University)
    Issue: 2006 April
    No. of Views: 8,913
    2011 Rank: 7 (-9)

  17. What's Relationship Marketing?
    Bruce DeYoung (Oregon State University)
    Issue: 1988 Fall
    No. of Views: 7,815
    2011 Rank: 8 (-9)

  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: 7,729
    2011 Rank: 17 (-1)

  19. Creative Teaching: Simulations, Games, and Role Playing
    Karen DeBord (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University-Blacksburg)
    Issue: 1989 Summer
    No. of Views: 7,713
    2011 Rank: 10 (-9)

  20. Teleconferencing
    Randall G. Rogan (Cornell), Gary A. Simmons (Michigan State)
    Issue: 1984 September
    No. of Views: 7,604
    2011 Rank: 23 (+3)

  21. 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: 7,540
    2011 Rank: 32 (+11)

  22. How to Create and Use an Interactive PowerPoint Quiz Game
    Barbara O'Neil (Rutgers)
    Issue: 2003 April
    No. of Views: 6,456
    2011 Rank: 16 (-6)

  23. 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: 6,360
    2011 Rank: 18 (-5)

  24. NEW How to Create a Bibliography
    Janet Webster (Oregon State University)
    Issue: 2003 June
    No. of Views: 6,122
    2011 Rank: Unranked

  25. The Meaning of Aging
    Nina Chen (University of Missouri Outreach and Extension)
    Issue: 2001 December
    No. of Views: 5,461
    2011 Rank: 43 (+18)

  26. A Framework for 21st Century Leadership
    Lorilee R. Sandmann, Lela Vandenberg (Michigan State University)
    Issue: 1995 December
    No. of Views: 5,370
    2011 Rank: 35 (+9)

  27. NEW Youth Involvement in Community Development: Implications and Possibilities for Extension
    M. A. Brennan, Rosemary V. Barnett, Eboni Baugh (The University of Florida)
    Issue: 2007 August
    No. of Views: 4,964
    2011 Rank: Unranked

  28. 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: 4,928
    2011 Rank: Unranked

  29. 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: 4,912
    2011 Rank: 24 (-5)

  30. 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: 4,619
    2011 Rank: 31 (+1)

  31. Reducing the Spread of Infectious Disease Through Hand Washing
    Marcus M. Comer, Mohammad Ibrahim, Valerie Jarvis Mcmillan, Geissler G. Baker, Sonya G.?
    Issue: 2009 February
    No. of Views: 4,556
    2011 Rank: 29 (-2)

  32. The Low-Income Single Parent
    Nancy Wells Gladow, Margaret P. Ray (Washington State University)
    Issue: 1984 September
    No. of Views: 4,485
    2011 Rank: 49 (+17)

  33. Using Research Methods to Evaluate Your Extension Program
    Keith G. Diem (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
    Issue: 2002 December
    No. of Views: 4,475
    2011 Rank: 33 (+0)

  34. Using Diffusion of Innovation Concepts for Improved Program Evaluation
    William G. Hubbard, Lorilee R. Sandmann (University of Georgia)
    Issue: 2007 October
    No. of Views: 4,441
    2011 Rank: 28 (-6)

  35. NEW Adult Education Theories: Informing Cooperative Extension's Transformation
    Nancy Franz (Virginia Tech)
    Issue: 2007 February
    No. of Views: 4,402
    2011 Rank: Unranked

  36. 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: 4,233
    2011 Rank: 21 (-15)

  37. Agent Performance and Customer Satisfaction
    Bryan D. Terry, Glenn D. Israel (University of Florida)
    Issue: 2004 December
    No. of Views: 4,035
    2011 Rank: 27 (-10)

  38. 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: 4,004
    2011 Rank: 34 (-4)

  39. NEW Ecological Principles—A Unifying Theme in Environmental Education
    Michael T. Mengak and Holly E. Rutledge (UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources), Barbara McDonald (USDA Forest Service)
    Issue: 2009 October
    No. of Views: 4,002
    2011 Rank: Unranked

  40. Defining Your Customer Profile - An Essential Tool
    Martha Bazik, Dave Feltes (U. of Illinois)
    Issue: 1999 December
    No. of Views: 3,973
    2011 Rank: 25 (-15)

  41. NEW Character Education: Developing Effective Programs
    Annette Kusgen McDaniel (Missouri 4-H Youth Development Program)
    Issue: 1998 April
    No. of Views: 3,954
    2011 Rank: Unranked

  42. NEW A 10-Step Process for Environmental Scanning
    Lisa A. Guion (North Carolina State University)
    Issue: 2010 August
    No. of Views: 3,952
    2011 Rank: Unranked

  43. NEW Maintaining Healthy Boundaries When Working with At-Risk Audiences
    Alayne Torretta (Rutgers Cooperative Extension)
    Issue: 2004 December
    No. of Views: 3,928
    2011 Rank: Unranked

  44. Post-Then-Pre Evaluation
    S. Kay Rockwell, Harriet Kohn (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
    Issue: 1989 Summer
    No. of Views: 3,905
    2011 Rank: 20 (-24)

  45. NEW GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing Technologies in Extension Services: Where to Start, What to Know
    Katherine A. Milla, Alfredo Lorenzo, Cynthia Brown (Florida A&M University)
    Issue: 2005 June
    No. of Views: 3,760
    2011 Rank: Unranked

  46. NEW Challenges to Diversity from an African-American Perspective
    Jacquelyn W. McCray (University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff)
    Issue: 1994 June
    No. of Views: 3,655
    2011 Rank: Unranked

  47. 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: 3,557
    2011 Rank: 30 (-17)

  48. NEW Are Accents One of the Last Acceptable Areas for Discrimination?
    Patreese D. Ingram (The Pennsylvania State University)
    Issue: 2009 February
    No. of Views: 3,548
    2011 Rank: Unranked

  49. NEW A Framework to Link Evaluation Questions to Program Outcomes
    Rama B. Radhakrishna, Rhemilyn Z. Relado (The Pennsylvania State University)
    Issue: 2009 June
    No. of Views: 3,401
    2011 Rank: Unranked

  50. NEW Web-Based Surveys
    Thomas M. Archer (Ohio State University)
    Issue: 2003 August
    No. of Views: 3,351
    2011 Rank: Unranked