Contemporary Literacies:
Life Skills for Professionals  



Affective Teaching: A Place for Emotion
in Classroom Learning  

Edward Krishnan

Economic Wealth and Educational Issues:
An International Comparison
Shawna Vyhmeister

Communication Literacy in
Doctoral Research Supervision 

Nicola Wieland

The Nature of Management Dilemmas
Used as Academic Projects
in Higher Education 

Joyce Mondejar-Dy 

Education and Youth Criminality in Nigeria  
Johnson Egwakhe and Evans Osabouhien

Child Neglect: Identification and Assessment
J. Horwath
Reviewed by Hanah Spence

Beyond the balanced scorecard: Improving business intelligence with analytics 
Mark Graham Brown 
Reviewed by Sunia Fukofuka

Managing Knowledge to Fuel Growth 
Reviewed by Ismael Garcia


Communication Literacy in
Doctoral Research Supervision 
Abstract: Doctoral supervision has become an important research focus as universities face accountability, quality assurance, and financial pressures. Using a correlational—explanatory and predictive—design, this study investigated the relationships between student perceived supervisors’ communication competence, supervisors’ nonverbal immediacy, students’ communication satisfaction, communication mediation, communication frequency and supervisory style. A questionnaire in an online format was utilized to collect pertinent data for this study. A total of 374 research students from 14 countries completed the survey. The predictive model for supervisory style accounted for 83% of the variance. Results indicate that effective supervision is nurtured by a supervisory style high in support and structure that is based on quality and quantity of communication.

Nicola Wieland, PhD