Reported in the NST today, only three per cent of the 887 students who participated in a high-risk female youth profile study had admitted to having had sex, according to the final report of the study commissioned by Institut Perkembangan Minda (Inmind).
Inmind chief executive Norizan Sharif said a report quoting Dr Khaizir Ismail, lecturer at the Psychology and Human Development Centre of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, as saying that all but one of the 887 students had admitted to having had sex was inaccurate.
Norizan said the outcome of the study differed because of a mistake in data entry."The consultant team identified a mistake in data entry from the questionnaire to the Statistical Package for Social Science software," he said yesterday.
So, Dr Khir Mohd. Toyo was right afterall that the results of the survey are not accurate. What is mind-boggling is it takes a team of consultants to find out the mistake. The results announced earlier would have caused many parents a number of sleepless nights and many youths risking a lashing from their parents.