Department of Life and Consumer Sciences

Dr L Christie

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department: Life and Consumer Sciences
Tel: 011 471 2811


  • B Consumer Science (Interior Merchandise Management) (University of Pretoria)
  • M Consumer Science (Interior Merchandise Management) (University of Pretoria)
  • PhD in Consumer Sciences (University of South Africa/ UNISA)
  • Registered for a Masters' Degree in Distance Education and E-Learning (UMUC & UNISA)

Fields of academic interests

Teaching interests

  • Consumer decision makings
  • Research methodology

Research interests

  • Consumer decision making
  • Green consumerism
  • Subjective well-being
  • Distance Education & Technology

Journal articles

  • CHRISTIE, L. and N.C. SONNENBERG. (2017, 26 June 2017- 1 July 2017). The Influence of Well-Being on Consumers’ Future Discounting Practices in the South African White Goods Industry: An Abstract. Proceedings of the 2017 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) World Marketing Congress (WMC) 251.    (Conference Proceedings)
  • Kempen, E., J. Kasambala, L. Christie, E. Symington, L. Jooste and T. Van Eeden. (2017). Expectancy-value theory contributes to understanding consumer attitudes towards cow’s milk alternatives and variants. International Journal of Consumer Studies, vol.41, no.3, pp.245-252.
  • Erasmus, A.C., L. Christie and J. Kleyn. (2016). Townhouse residents' use of interiror products in the social zones of their homes as a demonstration of their need for uniqueness. International Journal of Consumer Studies, vol.40, no,1, pp.14-23.
  • CHRISTIE, L., N.C. SONNENBERG and I.G.P. GOUS. (2016).  The pursuit of subjective well-being and the complexity of conscientious consumer decision making in the South African White goods industry: a literature review and proposed conceptual framework.  Journal of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences, vol.44, pp.32-45.