Schizophrenia becomes a significant clinical and social problem. Number of patients (1% of the whole population) and psychosis peculiarity decide about that. Chronic course of the disease leads to new and sustains already existing deficiencies in social functioning. Mentioned deficiencies can be minimized through rehabilitation programs. Two outpatient groups took part in the study. One group consisted of individuals who used rehabilitation off er from stationary centre "School of life" m Cracow after their last psychiatric hospitalization. The control group comprised of patients who didn't participate in that rehabilitation. Social Functioning Scale, SF-36 questionnaire, My Experience of Disease scale and homemade social-demographic inventory were utilized in the study. Clinical status was assessed with PANSS scale. Available medical documentation was analysed. Results of the study show that negative symptoms and participants' subjective feelings concerning quality of life and their disease played important role in social functioning in schizophrenia. Taking part in psychiatric rehabilitation influenced social functioning. Individuals participating in rehabilitation had higher assessment of establishing and keeping social contacts and professional functioning.