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Vocational agriculture instructors, teacher educators and state supervisory staff are expected to demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in their respective positions. At the same time, many of them would be hard pressed to provide a concise definition of "professionalism." j Lee (1981) defined professionalism as "how individuals or groups of individuals conform to the characteristics expected of them by virtue of their occupation." Allen (1978) stated that "being a professional carries with it certain roles and responsibilities. The three areas with which we should be concerned are: professional status, professional improvement and professional organizations."