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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.

August 2013


  1. Text classification using a hidden Markov model
    YI, KWAN, McGill University (Canada), 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information Science
  2. Cognitive behavioral techniques used to complement medication for improved pain control in cancer treatment
    Solito, Tricia K', University of South Carolina, 2009, D.N.P.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  3. The effectiveness of Reiki as a complement to traditional mental health services
    Kelley, William D., Jr., Northcentral University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Psychology, Behavioral
  4. The measurement of personal responsibility in adult learning
    Betts, Anastasia L., Regent University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  5. Integrated geostatistical three-dimensional modeling and simulation of Mississippian St. Louis carbonate reservoir systems in Kansas
    QI, LIANSHUANG, University of Kansas, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Geology
  6. Measurement of perceived organizational readiness for change and employees' attitudes toward change in the public sector
    CINITE, INTA, Carleton University (Canada), 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  7. Teaching with documents: How high school students make meaning from slave trials, letters and songs
    MIMS, JULIAN LANDRUM, III, University of South Carolina, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Social Sciences
  8. The use of pop music in the teaching of culture: Italian songs in the classroom
    GHEZZI, LUCIA, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2004, D.A.
    Subjects: Language, Modern
  9. Concepciones previas sobre el embarazo que poseen estudiantes de dos escuelas publicas de Puerto Rico durante el ano academico, 2002--2003
    TROCHE FLORES, LILLE I., University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico), 2003, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Education, Curriculum and Instruction
  10. Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers
    KOH, SHANA E., The Claremont Graduate University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Teacher Training
  11. A study of the relationship between stress and job satisfaction in sales organizations: Its impact on employee turnover
    PRICE, KELLA B., Nova Southeastern University, 2003, D.B.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  12. Smart base isolation systems for seismic response control of plan-asymmetric buildings
    REIGLES, DAMON GARY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Engineering, Civil
  13. Reframing responsibility for academic success: A causal model measuring the impact of student attributes in the first year of college
    MURRAY, MICHELE C., University of Maryland, College Park, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Higher
  14. A three-dimensional transient neutronics routine for the TRAC-PF1 reactor thermal hydraulic computer code
    BANDINI, BERNARD RONALD, The Pennsylvania State University, 1990, PH.D.
    Subjects: Engineering, Nuclear
  15. Base isolation for seismic protection of power transformers
    MUROTA, NOBUO, University of California, Irvine, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Engineering, Civil
  16. Nonlinear seismic response of Mexican bridges with base isolation accounting for soil structure interaction effects
    Olmos Navarrete, Bertha Alejandra, Texas A&M University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Engineering, Civil
  17. Looking back to the future in nursing science development from 1952--2002: A historical perspective
    SILVERSTEIN, CHRISTINE MAY, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2003, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  18. African-American males in computer science---Examining the pipeline for clogs
    Stone, Daryl Bryant, The George Washington University, 2008, D.Sc.
    Subject: Computer Science
  19. Advancements in pervious concrete technology
    KEVERN, JOHN TRISTAN, Iowa State University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Engineering, Civil
  20. The relationship of service quality, consumer decision factors and brand equity
    VATJANASAREGAGUL, LADDA, Nova Southeastern University, 2007, D.B.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  21. Understanding consumer purchasing behaviour regarding luxury fashion-related goods in China
    Gao, Ling, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), 2009, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  22. Character education as perceived and implemented by selected middle school teachers of one rural county in West Virginia
    Lucas, Lisa D., West Virginia University, 2009, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Education, Curriculum and Instruction
  23. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    FERGUSON, KAREN L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Business
  24. Corporate social responsibility and strategic performance: Realizing a competitive advantage through corporate social reputation and a stakeholder network approach
    PETERS, RICHARD C., Florida Atlantic University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  25. A study of consumer's self and purchasing behaviour in fashion brand image marketing
    LEE, TSUI SHAN SANDRA, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), 2003, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing

Masters Theses

  1. The effect of personality characteristics and various aspects of genetic counseling on compassion fatigue, satisfaction, and burnout
    Luck, Tinnelle T., Howard University, 2009, M.S.
    Subjects: Biology, Genetics
  2. The effect of equine assisted psychotherapy on coping resiliency
    Devine, Julia, Prescott College, 2009, M.A.
    Subjects: Psychology, Clinical
  3. "Music Analysis and Psychoanalysis: Applying Freudian Primary Processes to Music Analysis"
    Switzer, Andrew, University of Alberta (Canada), 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Music
  4. "Laboratory stylization of "gay speech": Exploring experimental methodologies as a tool for sociocultural linguistic analysis"
    Buchner, Alexander H., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012, M.A.
    Subjects: Language, Linguistics
  5. Printing carbon nanotube based supercapacitors for packaging
    Hartman, Alexandra, Clemson University, 2011, M.S.
    Subjecta: Engineering, Materials Science
  6. Evolution of leadership theories
    MASLANKA, ANN M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Theory and Methods
  7. College success and selected psychosocial factors: A study of students at a southwestern regional university
    WHISTLER, BLISS ALI, Angelo State University, 2003, M.S.
    Subjects: Psychology, Personality
  8. Social media and the Fortune 500: How the Fortune 500 uses, perceives and measures social media as a marketing tool
    Grainger, Jesse, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Mass Communications
  9. Linéarisation par pré-distorsion cubique d'un tube à ondes progressives en bande C
    Hadouej, Taher, Ecole de Technologie Superieure (Canada), 2013, M.Ing.
    Subjects: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  10. An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subjects: Education, Teacher Training
  11. Six months of resistance training or plyometrics exercise positively affects bone mineral density and bone turnover marker ratios in men with osteopenia
    Dawson, Andrew W., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2011, M.S.
    Subjects: Biology, Physiology
  12. 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
  13. Electronic commerce regulation in South Africa: An analysis of the effectiveness of Chapters 5, 10 and 12 of the South African Electronic Communications and Transactions Act No. 25 of 2002
    MURPHY, BRENDA, University of Toronto (Canada), 2004, LL.M.
    Subject: Law
  14. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    SALIBA, SORAYA, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  15. Reintegrative shaming among youthful offenders: Testing the theory through a secondary data analysis
    TOSOUNI, ANASTASIA, California State University, Long Beach, 2004, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Criminology and Penology
  16. The influence of dissolved organic carbon and surface chemistry on the toxicity of silver nanoparticles in Daphnia magna
    Newton, Kim Meonia, Clemson University, 2012, M.S.
    Subjects: Biology, General
  17. Single mothers by choice: An exploratory study
    FILL, SHANNON KATHLEEN, California State University, Long Beach, 2002, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social Work
  18. The effects of the use of songs and music on Puerto Rican 4th graders' attitudes toward the English class
    RAMOS GONZALEZ, RAFAEL, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico), 2004, M.A.
    Subjects: Education, Elementary
  19. "The Common Core State Standards Initiative: An event history analysis of state adoption of common K-12 academic standards"
    LaVenia, Mark, The Florida State University, 2010, M.S.
    Subjects: Education, Policy
  20. Solid waste management case study: Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) landfill, Missoula, Montana
    Hagen, Scott R., University of Montana, 1999, M.S.
    Subject: Environmental Management
  21. The economics of an anaerobic digestion under different electricity purchase agreements
    Binkley, David F., Michigan State University, 2010, M.S.
    Subjects: Economics, Agricultural
  22. Effect of various chemical admixtures and binder combinations on workability of high-performance, self-consolidating concrete used in repair
    MAYEN, DANIEL, Universite de Sherbrooke (Canada), 2005, M.Sc.A.
    Subjects: Engineering, Civil
  23. The Balanced Scorecard: Evolution to long-term performance
    ZANINI, MICHAEL THELEY, University of Nevada, Reno, 2003, M.B.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  24. "Response of reinforced concrete columns subjected to impact loading"
    Imbeau, Paul, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2012, M.A.Sc.
    Subjects: Engineering, Civil
  25. The effects of divorce on children
    Gandelman, Polina, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Clinical