Published online by Cambridge University Press: 20 January 2009
A module M is called a CC-module if every closed submodule of M is cyclic. It is shown that a cyclic module M is a direct sum of indecomposable submodules if all quotients of cyclic submodules of M are CC-modules. This theorem generalizes a recent result of B. L. Osofsky and P. F. Smith on cyclic completely CS-modules. Some further applications are given for cyclic modules which are decomposed into projectives and injectives.