Skip to main content

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

Click here to view previous month's lists of most accessed dissertations and theses.

October 2017


  1. Perceptions of executives from seven selected companies of the use of social media in marketing practices
    Alameddine, Abir, Pepperdine University, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  2. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
    The effects of differing response force requirements on response rate and post-reinforcement pause
    Alling, Kenneth Lee, Western Michigan University, 1993, PH.D.
    Subject: Experimental psychology
  3. Measuring Critical Thinking among High School Students: Protective Factor against Stress
    Hoffman, Mackenzie M., Spalding University, 2019, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  4. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  5. Exploring generational differences among Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers: Work values, manager behavior expectations, and the impact of manager behaviors on work engagement
    Murphy, Michelle Marie, Alliant International University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  6. Measuring corporate social responsibility through organizational values: A scale validation study
    Toliver, Adria Denise, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  7. Social Media and Self-Evaluation: The Examination of Social Media Use on Identity, Social Comparison, and Self-Esteem in Young Female Adults
    Solomon, Michelle, William James College, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  8. City of Slaves: Local Regulation of Human Trafficking
    Christoffersen, Lyndsey G., University of California, Irvine, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public policy
  9. The academic library building in the digital age: A study of new library construction and planning, design, and use of new library space
    Stewart, Christopher, University of Pennsylvania, 2009, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  10. Revisiting fundamental concepts of transformational leadership theory: A closer look at follower developmental processes
    Lippstreu, Michael, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  11. Boy builders and pink princesses: Gender, toys, and inequality over the twentieth century
    Sweet, Elizabeth Valerie, University of California, Davis, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sociology
  12. Graphene-based Composite Materials
    Rafiee, Mohammad Ali, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nanoscience
  13. Social Media Addiction among Adolescents in Urban China: An Examination of Sociophysiological Traits, Uses and Gratifications, Academic Performance, and Social Capital
    Huang, Hanyun, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
  14. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  15. Social media use and depression in emerging adults: The moderating effect of parental support
    Schulz, Jessica L., University of Delaware, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Individual & family studies
  16. The Reality of Reality Television: A Phenomenological Approach to Understanding the Effects on Identity Development of the Teenage Viewer Between the Ages of 15 and 18
    Hill, Anna E., University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Counseling Psychology
  17. Strategic human resource management at the crossroads: Relationships among human resource capital, overlapping tenure, behaviors, and performance
    Harris, Christopher M., The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  18. Learning to be engaged: Leader goal orientation, employee goal orientation and the mediating role of employee learning on employee engagement and performance
    Pollock, Patrick W., St. Ambrose University, 2015, D.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
    A new look at the minimum wage's effect on employment
    Verner, Jimmy Lynn, Jr., The University of Texas at Dallas, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Labor economics
  19. The long term effects of studying abroad
    Buckley, Kevin, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2015, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
    The impact of organizational culture, structure, and strategy on knowledge management effectiveness and organizational effectiveness
    Zheng, Wei, University of Minnesota, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  20. The influences of fashion change on the apparel-buying behaviour of young generation in Hong Kong
    Law, Ka Ming Derry, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  21. Ego Integrity and Resilience: The Human Experience across the Life Span Delineated by Erikson's Eighth Stage of Psychosocial Development
    Melici, Blair, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Personality psychology
  22. An Examination of the Influence of Organizational Structure Types and Management Levels on Knowledge Management Practices in Organizations
    Steiger, Jen, Alliant International University, 2013, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Empirical relationships among servant, transformational, and transactional leadership: Similarities, differences, and correlations with job satisfaction and organizational commitment
    Washington, Rynetta R., Auburn University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Just-in-time purchasing and supply: A supply chain analysis
    Dong, Yan, University of Maryland, College Park, 1998, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business administration
  23. How Professors Infuse Critical Thinking into College Courses
    Lennon, Nancy K., Seton Hall University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
    The Impact of Social Media Platforms on Identity Development in Adolescence
    Mirkin, Nicole A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2017, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  24. An awkward silence: Missing and murdered vulnerable women and the Canadian justice system
    Pearce, Maryanne, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2013, D.Law
    Subject: Law
  25. The relationship of school uniforms to student attendance, achievement, and discipline
    Sowell, Russell Edward, Liberty University, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration

Masters Theses

  1. Constant crisis: A study of the U.S. military's crisis communication program
    Teeter-Baker, Alyson M., San Jose State University, 2008, M.S.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  2. Internal Activism and Its Implications for Organizational Legitimacy: A Case Study of the NBA's Reaction to the National Anthem Protests in Sports
    Kelly, Corey B., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  3. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  4. Contemporary human trafficking in the United States: An analysis of sexual trafficking
    Jacobs, Danielle, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: American history
  5. Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Negative effects of cyberbullying and social media usage among young adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  6. The influence of social media on teens' self-esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon Murphy, Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    The Influence of Social Media on Teens' Self-Esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon M., Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
  7. Exploring the Characteristics of Medical Marijuana Users and the Relationship between Medical Marijuana Use and Criminal Involvement among Arrestees in Maricopa County, Arizona
    Cheon, Hyunjung, Arizona State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  8. The benefits of early comprehensive youth obesity prevention strategies outweigh the costs to consumers and reimbursers
    Alver, Amalie, Boston University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Public health
  9. Trying to help: A consideration of how non-Aboriginal educators working among First Nations populations may be particularly susceptible to the effects of culture shock
    Frost, Grant G., Mount Saint Vincent University (Canada), 2007, M.A.Ed.
    Subject: Curriculum development
  10. Leading the walking dead: Portrayals of power and authority in the post-apocalyptic television show
    Hudgens, Laura, Middle Tennessee State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  11. An exploratory study of paired serial killers: Pairing, motive, and criminalistic behavior
    Leonard, Gillian S., University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    Potential mineral resources on Mars: Ore processes and mechanisms
    Crandall, Jake R., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Geology
  12. Exploring the effects of scarcity, impulse buying, and product returning behavior in the fast fashion environment among female fashion conscious consumers
    Chatvijit, Sasikarn, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  13. From Social Media Uses and Gratifications to Social Media Addiction: A Study of the Abuse of Social Media Among College Students
    Liu, Yuchen, University of Kansas, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  14. 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: Communication
  15. The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  16. Behind South Korean cosmetic surgery: Its historical causes and its intertwined relationship with Korean pop culture
    Wang, Yuqing, University of Delaware, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Asian studies
  17. Social Media Use and Its Impact on Body Image: The Effects of Body Comparison Tendency, Motivation for Social Media Use, and Social Media Platform on Body Esteem in Young Women
    Puglia, Deanna R., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Public health
  18. The Tattoo: A Mark of Subversion, Deviance, or Mainstream Self-Expression?
    Camacho, Jocelyn N., University of South Florida, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    What Makes Apple Consumers Brand Loyal? The Effects Brand Personality, Reputation, and Brand Identity on Brand Loyalty
    Pinson, Caroline, University of South Carolina, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    Regulating cryptocurrency to prevent fraud and money laundering
    Ngai, Kenneth, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Banking
  19. "Babbitt": Loss of human values
    McNary, Leonora P., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2003, M.A.
    Subject: American literature
  20. The effect of hydrogen on the performance of methane-fuelled S.I. engines
    Bauer, Curtis George, University of Alberta (Canada), 1999, M.Sc.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  21. Appearance-related comparisons mediate the relationship between Instagram use and body image concerns
    Hendrickse, Joshua, The Florida State University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Business Intelligence: Evolution and Future Trends
    Bataweel, Dalal Suliman, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  22. The effects of dorsal, facial and whole-head immersion on the dive response in humans
    Gagnon, Dominique, University of Manitoba (Canada), 2009, M.Sc.
    Subject: Physiology
  23. Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  24. Factors Associated with Horizontal Violence in Nursing
    Mahr, Nicole Marie, University of California, Davis, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Nursing
  25. Investigating the Prevalence and Risk-Factors of Depression Symptoms among NCAA Division I Collegiate Athletes
    Cox, Charles, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Kinesiology