DOI: 10.5176/2301-3710_JMComm16.33

Authors: Ashfaq Hussain, Prof. Dr. Mughees uddin Sheikh

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to measure perceived level of professional self –efficacy of the lawyers by their usage of social media sites for law consultation and learning. Almost all legal professionals now have social networking profiles. They use information on social networking sites as evidence, and interact with other lawyers and judges through such forums. Social networking mediums are here to stay therefore, this article looks they perceive about their professional self-efficacy.   This quantitative study used survey research methodology and a self-administered questionnaire was used as a tool to collect data from a representative sample of 150 lawyers currently practicing in Supreme Court of Pakistan and Lahore High Court, Lahore Pakistan. SPSS version 21 was used for statistical analysis of the study.     Finding of the study reflects that there is a significant relation between perceived professional self-efficacy and use of social media website for law consultation / learning.  This article reflects the usage patrons of social media websites by lawyer for their professional self-efficacy.

Keywords: component; Social media ; Lawyers and judiciary; Professional Self-efficacy, Uses and gratifications


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