Enjoyment and Task Difficulty: an Overview from a Powered Two-Wheeler Perspective?
Fuller (2005) in his appraisal of car driver
behaviour suggests that drivers subconsciously attempt to
keep task difficulty constant. In Fuller’s model
task difficulty is the “dynamic interface between the
demands of the driving task and the capability of the driver.”
Outcomes of the dynamic interface
between task demand and capability.
While task demand is lower than their
capability then the driver is in control, however when task
demand exceeds capability then loss of control results, culminating
in either ‘a lucky escape’ or a collision. Although
riding is more complex than driving in terms of skills
required (Mannering & Grodsky, 1995), similar issues
of capability and task demand apply. For riders seeking ‘Challenge
Based Enjoyment’ they would be riding close to where
capability equals demand (C≈D).