Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Interior Design (B.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Angelita Scott


This study investigated how natural light affects perceived learning performance and well-being within a classroom learning environment. It is necessary to understand how college student learning performance is affected to implement positive outcomes within interior space. When students feel greater levels of well-being in their education, they are able to perform at higher levels. Participants were asked to complete a questionnaire and results were obtained through quantitative data for the multiple choice section and qualitative data for the open-end questions section. Some of the key findings were that the majority of the respondents preferred natural light in learning environments to those without in order to enhance their learning performance and well-being. These findings answered both of the hypotheses for this study. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze the data and determine my findings. Findings are reported through the use of descriptive statistics and cross-tabulations. There is limited literature understanding the intersections between natural light and student learning performance.