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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.

November 2013


  1. Modeling electrochemical water treatment processes
    HUBLER, DAVID K., The University of Arizona, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Engineering, Chemical
  2. The impact of structured strategic, marketing and management information system planning on the performance of hospitals in northern New England
    MCCOSH, JONATHAN G., Nova Southeastern University, 2004, D.B.A.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Health Care Management
  3. 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
    KACZYNSKI, THEODOR, University of Michigan, 1967, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mathematics
  5. The impact of the recruiting and training practices on the satisfaction and success in the network marketing distribution channel
    DELGADO, HECTOR, University of Sarasota, 2000, D.B.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  6. Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers
    KOH, SHANA E., The Claremont Graduate University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Teacher Training
  7. Freedom or security: Protecting democracy from terrorism
    FREEMAN, MICHAEL ELLIOT, The University of Chicago, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Political Science, General
  8. Social media, existence, identity dynamics and experiential consumption
    WILCOX-UGURLU, CAROLINE C., University of Rhode Island, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  9. 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
  10. Moral action decision process: Using multiple constructs to predict adolescents' moral action choices
    IROH, ANTHONY, Fordham University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Psychology, Developmental
  11. The effects of globalization on marketing strategy and performance
    THOUMRUNGROJE, AMONRAT, Washington State University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  12. Personality type (MBTI) relationship to performance and satisfaction in Web-based instruction (WBI)
    LUCAS, DEBRA JAN WILLIS, North Carolina State University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Curriculum and Instruction
  13. What is good nursing care? The lived meaning of quality nursing care for practicing nurses
    BURHANS, LINDA MAAS, East Carolina University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  14. Curriculum integration, learner-centered, and curriculum-centered approaches in a high school mathematics course
    MARTIN, ALICIA R., University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Education, Curriculum and Instruction
  15. The impact of balanced scorecard usage on organization performance
    CHRISTESEN, DAVID ALLEN, University of Minnesota, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  16. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    CARDOSI, CYNTHIA A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  17. The measurement of personal responsibility in adult learning
    BETTS, ANASTASIA L., Regent University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  18. 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
  19. Conceptions and beliefs about spousal abuse among social work undergraduate students in Hong Kong
    TAM, SUET YAN, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Women's Studies
  20. Towards the construction and initial validation of the Asian Intimate Partner Abuse Scale
    TZOU, YUH-JIN (JEAN) CHERN, University of Kentucky, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Psychology, Psychometrics
  21. An integrated model for supply chain management practice, performance and competitive advantage
    LI, SUHONG, The University of Toledo, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  22. 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
  23. Linking social responsibility activities to social responsibility strategies and determining their impacts to the firm
    COLEMAN, DARRELL GORMAN, The University of Utah, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  24. Service quality, customer satisfaction, and customer loyalty in consumer electronics e-tailers: A structural equation modeling approach
    WU, KUANG-WEN, Lynn University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  25. Employee motivation, performance and well-being: The role of managerial support for autonomy, competence and relatedness needs
    PARFYONOVA, NATALYA, The University of Western Ontario (Canada), 2009, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Psychology, Industrial

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. The Evaluation of Changes in Concrete Properties Due to Fabric Formwork
    DELIJANI, FARHOUD, University of Manitoba (Canada), 2010, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Engineering, Civil
  4. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    SALIBA, SORAYA, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  5. 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
  6. The potential impact of legalizing marijuana
    YU, SZ-DE, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2005, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Criminology and Penology
  7. Stability Analysis of Switched DC-DC Boost Converters for Integrated Circuits
    FRONCZAK, KEVIN C., Rochester Institute of Technology, 2013, M.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  8. Employee motivation, satisfaction and productivity: A study of the workplace
    GUTHRIE, YVONNE MICHELLE, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1999, 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. Thermal and daylighting analysis of building perimeter zones equipped with combined dynamic shading systems
    RAO, SAGAR, Purdue University, 2011, M.S.E.
    Subjects: Engineering, Architectural
  11. Gender Differences in Superhero Characters' Roles, Appearances, and Violence as Portrayed in Superhero Movies
    RAUCH, JESSICA, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012, M.A.
    Subjects: Sociology, Theory and Methods
  12. The influence of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning opportunities
    JERAL, KIM M., Southwest Minnesota State University, 2010, M.S.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  13. Motivation strategies for managing employees
    SCHMITZ, NICHOLAS C., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.B.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  14. The effects of divorce on children
    GANDELMAN, POLINA, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2009, M.A.
    Subjects: Psychology, Clinical
  15. Investigation into the unique coordination and spectroscopic properties of lanthanide ions with dipyridylamine and dipicolylamine based ligands
    BEELER, ROSE M., University of Nevada, Reno, 2009, M.S.
    Subjects: Chemistry, Inorganic
  16. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    CHILDS, SHEENA, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's Studies
  17. The role of self-efficacy in students' reading enjoyment through reciprocal teaching
    NAGLE, LINDSAY, Saint Mary's College of California, 2012, M.A.T.
    Subjects: Education, Elementary
  18. The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    GRAY, ROBERT JOHN STEPHEN, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mass Communications
  19. Attitudes des infirmieres en sante mentale a l'egard des comportements suicidaires
    SAVOIE, EMILE, Universite de Moncton (Canada), 2008, M.Sc.Inf.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  20. Self-awareness: The missing link to leadership?
    MACRAE, JUDITH, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2004, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  21. College students' credit card use: Parental and social influences
    BITTIKER, DONNA S., South Dakota State University, 2010, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Individual and Family Studies
  22. The relationship between motives to read electronic word of mouth (eWOM) and online buying and communication behavior
    KIM, EUN KYOO, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2007, M.S.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  23. Get real, girlfriend: The perception of reality television females and women in the real world
    LOPEZ, LIDIA MERCEDES, California State University, Fullerton, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Mass Communications
  24. Improving employee retention and creating a motivational environment
    BIRAK, ROBIN, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2008, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  25. Promoting information literacy through media literacy
    POND, GREG, Gonzaga University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication