Perceptions on Portuguese Ministry of Justice Agencies Leaders' Power: statistical evidence of gender differences among employees?
Abstract This article presents the results of a study on the perceptions of Portuguese Ministry of Justice agencies employees regarding the power held by the leader of the agency to which they belong. Particular attention is given to the issue of gender, using the dichotomy between men and women as a particular case of the dispositional component of perceptions. A survey of 458 employees of the Portuguese Ministry of Justice agencies was conducted. The results statistically show that the perceptions about the power held by the leader of the agency, where each study participant works, differ according to gender.