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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.

October 2013


  1. The measurement of personal responsibility in adult learning
    BETTS, ANASTASIA L., Regent University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  2. Persian literature in English translation: Methods, motives, and a proposal for new conceptual frames
    LEACOCK SEGHATOLISLAMI, TRACIA, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Literature, Comparative
  3. Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers
    KOH, SHANA E., The Claremont Graduate University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Teacher Training
  4. Secure, efficient and manageable virtual machine systems
    SIRER, EMIN GUN, University of Washington, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: Computer Science
  5. 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
  6. Security Evaluation of Virtualization Technologies in Multi-Core Systems
    HE, XIAOHUI, University of Idaho, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Computer Science
  7. 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
  8. Detection and Classification of Diabetic Retinopathy Pathologies in Fundus Images
    AGURTO, CARLA, The University of New Mexico, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Engineering, Computer
  9. 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
  10. It's all about the motivation: Factors that influence employee motivation in organizations
    BROOKS, ABBY M., The University of Tennessee, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  11. Mode Theory of Multi-Armed Spiral Antennas and Its Application to Electronic Warfare Antennas
    RADWAY, MATTHEW J., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Physics, Electricity and Magnetism
  12. 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
  13. Social media, existence, identity dynamics and experiential consumption
    WILCOX-UGURLU, CAROLINE C., University of Rhode Island, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  14. Communication-centered approach to leadership: The relationship of interpersonal communication competence to transformational leadership and emotional intelligence
    MACIK-FREY, MARILYN, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  15. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    CARDOSI, CYNTHIA A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  16. The impact of balanced scorecard usage on organization performance
    CHRISTESEN, DAVID ALLEN, University of Minnesota, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  17. Multiphysics analysis of high differential pressure electrozipper peristaltic micropump
    BORRAS PINILLA, CARLOS, The University of Oklahoma, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Engineering, Mechanical
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Impact of leadership and team members' individualism-collectivism on team processes and outcomes: A leader-member exchange perspective
    KO, JAEWON, The University of Arizona, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  21. 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
  22. Organizational characteristics, knowledge management strategy, enablers, and process capability: Knowledge management performance in United States software companies
    HSIEH, HSIN-JUNG, Lynn University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  23. 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
  24. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    FERGUSON, KAREN L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Business
  25. The effect of celebrity endorsements on attitudes toward advertisements, brands, and purchase intentions
    CRONIN, JOSEPH MICHAEL, State University of New York at Albany, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing

Masters Theses

  1. Environmental fate assessment of the rocket fuel compound, 1,1-dimethylhydrazine and its by-product N-nitrosodimethylamine
    BAISAUTOVA, ZHAZIRA, Oklahoma State University, 2008, M.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Environmental
  2. Strength Properties of Stabilized Compressed Earth Blocks with Varying Soil Compositions
    ALLEN, GRAHAM THOMSEN RUSSELL, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012, M.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Civil
  3. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    SALIBA, SORAYA, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  4. 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
  5. Assessing the role of leadership in transformation in a learning organization
    PARKER, PATRICIA KATHRYN, University of Manitoba (Canada), 2001, M.P.A.
    Subject: Political Science, Public Administration
  6. Design methodology for a lean premixed prevaporized can combustor
    CHAREST, MARC R. J., Carleton University (Canada), 2005, M.A.Sc.
    Subjects: Engineering, Aerospace
  7. A Proposed Best Practice Method of Defining a Standard of Care for Stabilized Compressed Earthen Block Production
    KROSNOWSKI, ADAM DAVIS, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2011, M.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Civil
  8. The potential impact of legalizing marijuana
    YU, SZ-DE, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2005, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Criminology and Penology
  9. What is the perceived impact of social media on personal relationships in adolescence?
    SEXTON, SAMANTHA, Gonzaga University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  10. 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
  11. Gift Box The Forgotten Social Objects in the Internet of Things
    GULATI, VRISHTI, University of California, Irvine, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Information Technology
  12. Duration-rainfall intensity equations: Study of IDF curves using local precipitation data
    CASTILLO, JEAN M., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2006, M.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Civil
  13. Conception d'une pale d'eolienne de grande envergure a l'aide de techniques d'optimisation structurale
    FORCIER, LOUIS-CHARLES, Ecole de Technologie Superieure (Canada), 2010, M.Ing.
    Subjects: Engineering, Mechanical
  14. Motivation strategies for managing employees
    SCHMITZ, NICHOLAS C., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.B.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  15. Selection of structural systems and materials: Minimizing lateral drift and cost of tall buildings in Saudi Arabia
    ALSHAMRANI, OTHMAN SUBHI, University of Southern California, 2007, M.B.S.
    Subject: Architecture
  16. The impact of leadership on employee motivation
    DAVIS, BEVERLY M., Royal Roads University (Canada), 2004, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  17. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    CHILDS, SHEENA, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's Studies
  18. Optical measurement of ash particle size and velocity in gas-solid flow
    ZHANG, MING, West Virginia University, 2004, M.S.M.E.
    Subjects: Engineering, Mechanical
  19. Internal communication in organizations and employee engagement
    HAYASE, LYNN KALANI TERUMI, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  20. Information technology project management: Project management maturity and its effect on project success
    SIDENKO, SVETLANA, Concordia University (Canada), 2006, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  21. A phenomenological study of Generation Y at work: Better understanding Generation Y's lived experience in the workplace
    MONROE, MIGNON V., Pepperdine University, 2010, M.S.
    Subjects: Psychology, Behavioral Sciences
  22. Organizational work life balance practices: Socialization, perceived fit and organizational outcomes
    AMRAM, STEPHANIE, Concordia University (Canada), 2004, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  23. 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
  24. Motion planning and tracking control of a mobile robot using genetic algorithm based approaches
    TU, JIANPING, University of Guelph (Canada), 2003, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Engineering, Mechanical
  25. Investigating food waste management in college and university foodservice operations
    KWON, SOCKJU, Texas Woman's University, 2009, M.S.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management