Tanja Auer, MA
University assistant (PhD student)

Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044 4225

Room: 2.250, Unipark Nonntal, Floor 2
Consultation hours: Tuesday, 11-12 a.m., by appointment in advance by e-mail.

Short vita

Tanja Auer has been a university assistant (doctoral candidate) at the Department of Educational Science at Paris Lodron University Salzburg since 2021. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Education (2013-2017) and Master’s degree in Educational Science (2017-2020) at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg and raduated with distinction. Her master’s thesis was awarded the AK Science Prize in the category: living & working 4.0 in 2020. During her studies, Tanja Auer worked as a study assistant and tutor at the Department of Educational Science. After completing her Master’s degree, Tanja Auer worked as a research project assistant at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.

Research focus

  • Peers and academic motivation
  • Empirical education, youth and socialization research
  • Quantitative methods (multi-level analyses)
  • Theory development
  • Work and organizational psychology (career choice theories)


  • Reindl, M., Auer, T., & Gniewosz, B. (2022). Social integration in higher education and development of intrinsic motivation: A latent transition analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, Article 877072.