Honors Projects


Objective: To determine if there are significant differences in perceptions of cleanliness between different demographic groups of undergraduate students at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Methods: A cross-sectional survey was distributed to all undergraduate students at BGSU’s main campus through the campus email system, and a two-sample t-test was used to analyze data. Results: There were significant differences in cleanliness perceptions between females and males and between Health Science and non-Health Science students. No significant differences were detected between first-year and second, third, and fourth-years students. Discussion: Possible psychological explanations of these differences were offered, and it is not possible to clearly determine why these differences in perceptions of cleanliness exist among students at BGSU’s main campus.


Public and Allied Health


Public Health

First Advisor

Dr. Fleming Fallon

First Advisor Department

Public and Allied Health

Second Advisor

Dr. Craig Vickio

Second Advisor Department


Publication Date

Spring 2015