Prof. Dr. Burkhard Gniewosz

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Gniewosz
Full Professor for Quantitative Research Methods

Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Tel.: +43 (0)662 8044 4210
Fax.: +43 (0)662 8044 141


Room: 2.237, Unipark Nonntal, 2nd floor
Office hours: Monday, 11.30 – 12.30 pm, only by appointment (please contact me via email)

Short vita

Burkhard Gniewosz has been Professor of Educational Science with a focus on quantitative methods at the Department of Educational Science at Paris Lodron University Salzburg since 2016. Burkhard Gniewosz studied psychology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, where he received his doctorate in 2002 and habilitated in 2012. Between 2002 and 2007, he worked as a research associate and research assistant at the Department of Educational Psychology. From 2007 to 2013, he worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Empirical Educational Research at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. Between 2013 and 2016, Burkhard Gniewosz held the professorship for Youth Research at the Department of Education and Rehabilitation at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Main areas of research

Fields of research:

  • Childhood and youth research
  • Empirical educational research
  • Longitudinal modeling in structural equation models
  • Modeling of context effects
  • Person-oriented research

Research interests:

  • Academic socialization
  • Effects of social contexts on development
  • Family research
  • Motivation research
  • Political socialization

Research projects

Publications (selected)

  • Eder, A. M., Katstaller, M., & Gniewosz, B. (2023). A person-centered perspective on the relationship between career choice motivation and goal orientations of student teachers. Journal of Educational Science.
  • Essler, S., Becher, T., Pletti, C., Gniewosz, B., & Paulus, M. (2023). The cultural basis of cultural evolution: Longitudinal evidence that infant imitation develops by being imitated. Current Biology.
  • Gniewosz, B., & Paschon, A. (2022). Questionnaire. In H. Bennewitz, H. de Boer, & S. Thiersch (Eds.), Handbook of research on schoolchildren (pp. 137-143). Waxmann.
  • Gniewosz, G., Katstaller, M., & Burkhard Gniewosz. (2022). Adolescents’ psychological adjustment during challenging times: The role of mothers’, fathers’, and adolescents’ ratings of parental warmth. Developmental Psychology.
  • Gniewosz, B. (2021). Research with numbers: Quantitative methods in youth research. Youth – Lifeworld – Education, 75-86.
  • Gniewosz, G., & Gniewosz, B. (2020). Psychological Adjustment During Multiple Transitions Between Childhood and Adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 40(4), 566-598., B., & Titzmann, P. F. (Eds.). (2018). Handbuch Jugend-Psychologische Sichtweisen auf Veränderungen in der Adoleszenz. Kohlhammer.

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