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Website Statistics: The Top 50 Most Read JOE Articles of 2019

The following 50 articles were the most viewed JOE articles between January 1 and December 31 of 2019. 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
    Lindner, James R.
    Issue: 1998 June
    No. of Views: 33844
    2018 Rank: 2 (+1)

  2. Analyzing Likert Data
    Boone Jr., Harry N.; Boone, Deborah A.
    Issue: 2012 April
    No. of Views: 30899
    2018 Rank: 1 (-1)

  3. Empowerment: What Is It?
    Page, Nanette; Czuba, Cheryl E.
    Issue: 1999 October
    No. of Views: 22554
    2018 Rank: 3 (Unchanged)

  4. Cronbach's Alpha: A Tool for Assessing the Reliability of Scales
    Santos, J. Reynaldo A.
    Issue: 1999 April
    No. of Views: 16862
    2018 Rank: 5 (+1)

  5. Keys to Successful Mentoring Relationships
    Byington, Teresa
    Issue: 2010 December
    No. of Views: 16487
    2018 Rank: 4 (-1)

  6. Tips for Developing and Testing Questionnaires/Instruments
    Radhakrishna, Rama B.
    Issue: 2007 February
    No. of Views: 14824
    2018 Rank: 10 (+4)

  7. A 10-Step Process for Environmental Scanning
    Guion, Lisa A.
    Issue: 2010 August
    No. of Views: 13618
    2018 Rank: 8 (+1)

  8. Financial Simulations for Young Adults: Making the Real World" Real"
    O'Neill, Barbara
    Issue: 2008 December
    No. of Views: 13269
    2018 Rank: 6 (-2)

  9. Youth Involvement in Community Development: Implications and Possibilities for Extension
    Brennan, M. A.; Barnett, Rosemary V.; Baugh, Eboni
    Issue: 2007 August
    No. of Views: 11994
    2018 Rank: 7 (-2)

  10. ABC's of Behavioral Objectives--Putting Them to Work for Evaluation
    Boone, Harry N., Jr.: Boone, Deborah A.
    Issue: 2005 October
    No. of Views: 11753
    2018 Rank: 25 (+15)

  11. The Value Orientations Method: A Tool to Help Understand Cultural Differences
    Gallagher, Tom
    Issue: 2001 December
    No. of Views: 10668
    2018 Rank: 9 (-2)

  12. Factors Influencing Career Choices of Adolescents and Young Adults in Rural Pennsylvania
    Ferry, Natalie M.
    Issue: 2006 June
    No. of Views: 9877
    2018 Rank: 11 (-1)

  13. A Review and Critique of 16 Major Parent Education Programs
    Collins, Christina L.; Fetsch, Robert J.
    Issue: 2012 August
    No. of Views: 8489
    2018 Rank: 15 (+2)

  14. Training and the Needs of Adult Learners
    Ota, Carrie; DiCarlo, Cynthia F.; Burts, Diane C.; Laird, Robert; Gioe, Cheri
    Issue: 2006 December
    No. of Views: 8084
    2018 Rank: 12 (-2)

  15. Calibration of Boom Sprayers Using Charts to Reduce Math Calculations
    Beard, F. Richard; Deer, Howard
    Issue: 2001 February
    No. of Views: 6013
    2018 Rank: 14 (-1)

  16. GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing Technologies in Extension Services: Where to Start, What to Know
    Milla, Katherine A.; Lorenzo, Alfredo; Brown, Cynthia
    Issue: 2005 June
    No. of Views: 5757
    2018 Rank: 13 (-3)

  17. The Meaning of Aging
    Chen, Nina
    Issue: 2001 December
    No. of Views: 5550
    2018 Rank: 23 (+6)

  18. Nominal Group Technique: An Alternative to Brainstorming
    Sample, John A.
    Issue: 1984 March
    No. of Views: 4854
    2018 Rank: 17 (-1)

  19. Sustainable Farm Tourism: Understanding and Managing Environmental Impacts of Visitor Activities
    Kline, Carol; Cardenas, David; Leung, Yu-Fai; Sanders, Stacy
    Issue: 2007 April
    No. of Views: 4610
    2018 Rank: 31 (+12)

  20. Opportunities and Challenges for Land Use Planning in the Intermountain West
    McLeod, Donald; Coupal, Roger; Seidl, Andrew; Inman, Katherine; Taylor, David
    Issue: 2003 October
    No. of Views: 4388
    2018 Rank: 32 (+12)

  21. Assessing Your Collaboration: A Self Evaluation Tool
    Borden, Lynne M., Perkins, Daniel F.
    Issue: 1999 April
    No. of Views: 4376
    2018 Rank: 39 (+18)

  22. What Are the Economic Costs and Benefits of Home Vegetable Gardens?
    Langellotto, Gail Ann
    Issue: 2014 April
    No. of Views: 4253
    2018 Rank: 28 (+6)

  23. Tools to Help Horse Owners Deal with Muddy High-Traffic Areas
    Greene, Elizabeth A.
    Issue: 2007 December
    No. of Views: 4229
    2018 Rank: 20 (-3)

  24. Assessing Program Implementation: What It Is, Why It's Important, and How to Do It
    Duerden, Mat D.; Witt, Peter A.
    Issue: 2012 February
    No. of Views: 3891
    2018 Rank: 19 (-5)

  25. Ecological Principles—A Unifying Theme in Environmental Education
    Mengak, Michael T.; Rutledge, Holly E.; McDonald, Barbara
    Issue: 2009 October
    No. of Views: 3853
    2018 Rank: 30 (+5)

  26. Behavior Change Strategies for Successful Long-Term Weight Loss: Focusing on Dietary and Physical Activity Adherence, Not Weight Loss
    Hongu, Nobuko; Kataura, Martha P.; Block, Linda M.
    Issue: 2011 February
    No. of Views: 3798
    2018 Rank: 22 (-4)

  27. Barriers to a Healthy Lifestyle: From Individuals to Public Policy—An Ecological Perspective
    Fitzgerald, Nurgul; Spaccarotella, Kim
    Issue: 2009 February
    No. of Views: 3755
    2018 Rank: 18 (-9)

  28. NEW Teaching or Facilitating Learning? Selecting the Optimal Approach for Your Educational Objectives and Audience
    Wise, Dena
    Issue: 2017 June
    No. of Views: 3706
    2018 Rank: Unranked

  29. Extension Is Not Just Service, But Service Learning Is Important to Extension
    Simpson, Greg
    Issue: 1998 October
    No. of Views: 3702
    2018 Rank: 46 (+17)

  30. An Organizational Culture Assessment Using the Competing Values Framework: A Profile of Ohio State University Extension
    Berrio, Angel A.
    Issue: 2003 April
    No. of Views: 3425
    2018 Rank: 29 (-1)

  31. NEW Characteristics of Innovations: Lessons Learned From a Statewide Mandatory Implementation of the Animal Health Network
    Moore, Lori L.; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Degenhart, Shannon H.; Vestal, Tom A.; Loux, Shavahn
    Issue: 2012 December
    No. of Views: 3256
    2018 Rank: Unranked

  32. Small Businesses and the Community: Their Role and Importance Within a State's Economy
    Muske, Glenn; Woods, Michael; Swinney, Jane; Khoo, Chia-Ling
    Issue: 2007 February
    No. of Views: 3244
    2018 Rank: 24 (-8)

  33. Detergent Considerations for Consumers: Laundering in Hard Water—How Much Extra Detergent Is Required?
    Cameron, Bruce A.
    Issue: 2011 August
    No. of Views: 3180
    2018 Rank: 21 (-12)

  34. Principles of Effective Behavior Change: Application to Extension Family Educational Programming
    Pratt, Clara; Bowman, Sally
    Issue: 2008 October
    No. of Views: 3167
    2018 Rank: 34 (Unchanged)

  35. NEW Simple Statistics for Correlating Survey Responses
    Hollingsworth, Robert G.; Collins, Topaz P.; Smith, Virginia Easton; Nelson, Scot C.
    Issue: 2011 October
    No. of Views: 3149
    2018 Rank: Unranked

  36. Serving Dual-Career Families: Problem or Opportunity?
    Hester, Susan B.; Dickerson, Kitty G.
    Issue: 1984 July
    No. of Views: 2731
    2018 Rank: 33 (-3)

  37. Pre- and Post-Testing with More Impact
    La Barge, Greg
    Issue: 2007 December
    No. of Views: 2676
    2018 Rank: 27 (-10)

  38. NEW Shaping Communities Through Extension Programs
    Bowling, Chester J.; Brahm, Barbara A.
    Issue: 2002 June
    No. of Views: 2654
    2018 Rank: Unranked

  39. Strategies for Generalizing Findings in Survey Research
    Radhakrishna, Rama; Doamekpor, Prosper
    Issue: 2008 April
    No. of Views: 2534
    2018 Rank: 40 (+1)

  40. Understanding the Role of Culture and Heritage in Community Festivals: An Importance-Performance Analysis
    C. Hugo, Nichole; Lacher, R Geoffrey
    Issue: 2014 October
    No. of Views: 2533
    2018 Rank: 36 (-4)

  41. The Influence of Different Tomato Varieties on Acidity as It Relates to Home Canning
    Heflebower, Rick; Washburn, Carolyn
    Issue: 2010 December
    No. of Views: 2502
    2018 Rank: 35 (-6)

  42. Challenges to Diversity from an African-American Perspective
    McCray, Jacquelyn W.
    Issue: 1994 June
    No. of Views: 2385
    2018 Rank: 41 (-1)

  43. Maintaining Healthy Boundaries When Working with At-Risk Audiences
    Torretta, Alayne
    Issue: 2004 December
    No. of Views: 2357
    2018 Rank: 44 (+1)

  44. A Farm Demonstrations Method for Estimating Cotton Yield in the Field for Use by Extension Agents and Specialists
    Goodman, Bob; Monks, C. Dale
    Issue: 2003 December
    No. of Views: 2331
    2018 Rank: 49 (+5)

  45. NEW The Important Role Non-Parental Adults Have with Youth Learning Leadership
    McNeill, Brian
    Issue: 2010 October
    No. of Views: 2311
    2018 Rank: Unranked

  46. Ensuring Data Quality in Extension Research and Evaluation Studies
    Radhakrishna, Rama; Tobin, Daniel; Daniel Brennan, Daniel; Thomson, Joan
    Issue: 2012 June
    No. of Views: 2308
    2018 Rank: 38 (-8)

  47. NEW Proverbs: A Path to Understanding Different Cultures
    Schuster, Ellen
    Issue: 1998 February
    No. of Views: 2210
    2018 Rank: Unranked

  48. The Risk Matrix: Illustrating the Importance of Risk Management Strategies
    Alexander; Corinne; Marshall, Maria I.
    Issue: 2006 April
    No. of Views: 2191
    2018 Rank: 26 (-22)

  49. NEW The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes
    Astroth, Kirk A.
    Issue: 1994 August
    No. of Views: 2176
    2018 Rank: Unranked

  50. Getting the Most Out of Multiple Response Questions
    Santos, J. Reynaldo A.
    Issue: 2000 June
    No. of Views: 2173
    2018 Rank: 47 (-3)