Main Article Content
The professionalism of public elementary school teachers in Jambi City can be increased through the development of empowerment, pedagogic competence, organizational climate and interpersonal communication. These efforts are carried out through the identification of the strengths between these variables. This research use the path analysis approach and SITOREM analysis. Path analysis is used to test the variables of empowerment, pedagogic competence, organizational climate and interpersonal communication have a positive direct influence on teacher professionalism. SITOREM analysis is used to determine the order of priorities and recommendations for improvement of the indicators needed. The results of the study of 217 State Elementary Schools in Jambi City showed that all variables had a direct positive influence on teacher professionalism. The results of the direct influence sequence based on the highest path coefficient are empowerment by1=0,245, pedagogic competence by2=0,185, organizational climate by3=0,545, and interpersonal communication by4=0,545. The results of SITOREM analysis show that indicators that need improvement are organizational climate and interpersonal communication.