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Each month ProQuest updates this list of the top 25 Most-Accessed Dissertations and Theses across all subjects, based upon total PDF downloads.

April 2014


  1. Benthic polychaetes from the northern Gulf of Mexico continental slope
    HUBBARD, GUINN FAIN, Texas A&M University, 1995, Ph.D.
    Subject: Biology, Ecology
  2. Analysis and control of an IPMSM for traction applications
    NINO-BARON, CARLOS EDUARDO, Michigan State University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
    HONSINGER, MARIAN, Michigan State University, 1980, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Curriculum and Instruction
  4. Locus-of-control, leadership effectiveness, and principals: A correlational study
    CARR, ANN MARIE, The University of Alabama, 1989, ED.D.
    Subjects: Education, Administration
  5. Molecular approach to differential identification of Mycobacterium species and detection of drug-resistant tuberculosis
    MOHAMED, AMR MOHAMED ABDEL FAT, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Biology, Microbiology
  6. Developing Adults' Oral English Communicative Competence in an EFL Environment: Collaborative Studies of a Chinese EFL Teacher and Her Students
    LUO, FENG, The University of New Mexico, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Pedagogy
  7. Triumph of survival: The origins of Hungary's foreign policy, 890--1038
    ROMEI, P. DAVID, Texas A&M University, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: History, Medieval
    MCAULIFFE, JANE DAMMEN, University of Toronto (Canada), 1984, Ph.D.
    Subject: Religion, History of
  9. Gobernanza de universidades en Puerto Rico ante la sociedad del conocimiento: Retos y oportunidades
    PEREZ-MEDINA, EUNICE, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico), 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education, Higher
  10. Estimated dietary intake of nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines in U.S. women of child-bearing age
    GRIESENBECK, JOHN STEPHEN, The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, 2009, Dr.P.H.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Epidemiology
  11. Pornography use and its effects on men and women
    ZANUTTO, LAUREN NICOLE, Alliant International University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Psychology, General
  12. Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers
    KOH, SHANA E., The Claremont Graduate University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Teacher Training
  13. Academic honesty: Is what students believe different from what they do?
    KIRKLAND, KIM D., Bowling Green State University, 2009, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Education, Administration
  14. A pilot study: The effect of healing touch on anxiety, stress, pain, pain medication usage, and physiological measures in hospitalized Sickle cell disease adults experiencing a vaso-occlusive pain episode
    THOMAS, LINDA STEEDLY, East Carolina University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  15. The time vs. money effect: Influencing individuals' attitudes, choice, and behavior
    MOGILNER, CASSIE, Stanford University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  16. Investigation of chemically substituted cobalt ferrite for high magnetostriction based sensor and actuator applications
    RANVAH, NARESH, Cardiff University (United Kingdom), 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Metallurgy
  17. The measurement of personal responsibility in adult learning
    BETTS, ANASTASIA L., Regent University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  18. The Bernward Gospels: Structuring memoria in eleventh-century Germany
    KINGSLEY, JENNIFER P., The Johns Hopkins University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art History
  19. An investigation of locus of control and its relationship to leadership training
    STOVER, STEPHEN HENRY, University of San Francisco, 1988, ED.D.
    Subjects: Education, Administration
  20. Market orientation and export performance in Thailand: A moderating effect of international marketing strategy
    TANTONG, PHATTARAWAN, Old Dominion University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  21. Theme and technique in Ghassan Kanafani's short fiction
    AHMED, ADIL A., Oklahoma State University, 1989, PH.D.
    Subjects: Literature, Middle Eastern
  22. Understanding the impact of core product quality on customer satisfaction, team identification, and service quality
    WARREN, CLINTON J., University of Minnesota, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Sports Management
  23. A steady-state food process design and analysis program with generalized unit operation models
    DIEFES, HEIDI ANN, Purdue University, 1997, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Engineering, Agricultural
  24. The impact of balanced scorecard usage on organization performance
    CHRISTESEN, DAVID ALLEN, University of Minnesota, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  25. Marketing strategies for attracting adult students: The reflections of sixteen adult students from four historically Black colleges and universities in the state of Maryland
    THOMAS, ALICE HINES, The Union Institute, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Administration

Masters Theses

  1. Natural history and interpretation training for recreational guides in Jackson, Wyoming and implications for professional guide institutes
    BURNS, KIRSTEN LINN, Prescott College, 1998, M.A.
    Subjects: Education, Adult and Continuing
  2. Testing and optimizing the water resistance of acrylic emulsions
    HUBER, GREGORY JAMES, University of Calgary (Canada), 2009, M.Sc.
    Subject: Engineering, Chemical
  3. The potential impact of legalizing marijuana
    YU, SZ-DE, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2005, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Criminology and Penology
  4. The effects of divorce on children
    GANDELMAN, POLINA, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Clinical
  5. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    SALIBA, SORAYA, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  6. Wireless network system based multi-non-invasive sensors for smart home
    ISSA AHMED, RUDHWAN, Carleton University (Canada), 2012, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Remote Sensing
  7. The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    GRAY, ROBERT JOHN STEPHEN, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mass Communications
  8. Disney princess "2.0": A feminist critique of Disney's newest generation of princesses
    ROME, JENNIFER M., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  9. A study of customer satisfaction factors and employee satisfaction in the hospitality industry
    NOVIKOVA, KSENIA, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Recreation
  10. Analysis and design of buried pipelines
    BASHIR, RASHID, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), 2000, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Civil
  11. Characterization, rheology and microstructure of laponite suspensions
    EL HOWAYEK, ALAIN, Purdue University, 2011, M.S.C.E.
    Subject: Engineering, Civil
  12. Motivation, performance and job satisfaction of construction management professionals (CMPs)
    ZHOU, YANGBO, University of Calgary (Canada), 2005, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  13. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    CHILDS, SHEENA, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's Studies
  14. School-wide positive behavior support for individuals with severe and profound disabilities
    JUDGE, BRITTANY A., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2015, Ed.S.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  15. The Ilkhanid Mongols, the Christian Armenians, and the Islamic Mamluks: A study of their relations, 1220-1335
    PREZBINDOWSKI, LAUREN, University of Louisville, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: History, Medieval
  16. Ethic and etiquette at work
    KENNEDY, VERA GUERRERO, California State University, Fresno, 1999, M.P.A.
    Subjects: Political Science, Public Administration
  17. Gender Differences in Superhero Characters' Roles, Appearances, and Violence as Portrayed in Superhero Movies
    RAUCH, JESSICA, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Sociology, Theory and Methods
  18. A Saturday enrichment program for gifted students in a unified school district
    KLAUSNER, DOROTHY CHENOWETH, Chapman University, 1968, M.A.
    Subject: Education, Gifted
  19. Clinical Ladder Program Participants and Job Satisfaction: A Comparison
    BARNES, KAY LEE, Southern Nazarene University, 2011, M.S.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  20. Geothermal heat pump's energy effect and economical benefits
    SHEN, YANG, University of Southern California, 2011, M.B.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Architectural
  21. College students' perceptions of responsibility for learning
    BISHOP, VALERIE ANNE, University of Toronto (Canada), 2003, M.A.
    Subjects: Education, Community College
  22. Calculations of protective relay settings for a unit generator following catastrophic failure
    YBARRA, JAIME ANTHONY, California State University, Long Beach, 2011, M.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  23. Relationships among cognitive-linguistic skills, fluency interventions and reading comprehension in third grade inner city children
    RADVILLE, KATHARINE, MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2008, M.S.
    Subjects: Education, Reading
  24. Cuff-less blood pressure measurement using a smart phone
    JONNADA, SRIKANTH, University of North Texas, 2012, M.S.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Medicine and Surgery
  25. Beauty is pain: The physical, psychological, and emotional impact of female images in the media
    KAWECKI, AMY MICHELLE, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2010, M.A.
    Subjects: Psychology, Social