|dc.description.abstract||The aim of the study was to investigate flexitime as a potential moderator to reduce the administrative employee
stress, and to reduce the negative aspects associated with stress through the use of flexitime programmes. This
exploratory study was conducted in a tertiary environment.
The literature review explores the core areas of the main and sub-variables. A literature review was conducted
relating to the key variables of the study, that is, flexitime and stress. In terms of flexitime, emphasis was placed
on the benefits of flexitime, flexible work practice and the drawbacks of flexitime. In terms of stress, emphasis
was placed on stress reduction, work/life balance and employee commitment.
This study was conducted with a sample of 97 subjects from a tertiary environment. The data was collected
using questionnaires, and reliability was also determined. Various statistical techniques were used to test the
hypotheses. Data was analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics and the results were presented
using tabular and graphical representations.
Furthermore, comparisons were made with studies of other researchers who have embarked on this area of the
study or studies close to this research topic. The study shows correlations and significant associations with
employee stress and flexitime. The findings also indicate that stress can be reduced through the moderator, that